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How to Make Falafel
Growing up in the Middle East you couldn’t go through life without eating lots and lots of falafel! Not that I would complain about it, they’re AMAZING! Not only are they delicious and easy to make, they’re good for you! Consisting of mainly chickpeas, which are high in fibre, folate, magnesium, manganese, zinc, protein and even contain omegas 3 and 6!
Turn your falafel into wraps, sandwiches or just eat them on their own as a snack and you can enjoy them for lunch, dinner or even breakfast! Add them to salads with a side of homemade hummus or baba ganoush and lots of pomegranate seeds.
To make them gluten-free, I’m using rice cakes that I ground up in the food processor instead of flour. This recipe is also vegan and dairy-free.
I’m shallow frying my falafel in some coconut oil. I think they taste better thaT way, but you can bake them if you prefer a lighter option. If you want to bake them, you will need to cook your chickpeas in simmering water for around 30 minutes to soften them further.
- 1.5 cups dried chickpeas soaked in water overnight or for 24 hours.
- 1 cup parsley
- 1/4 cup coriander
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/4 tsp chilli powder
- 2 tsp dried mint
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp bread crumbs - to make it gluten-free, I used ground up rice cakes
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Ah love falafel!!!! And I love all the parsley you put in! I love making a batch to have stocked and frozen in the freezer to take out and heat up on a whim!
I always add lots and LOTS of parsley to falafel 😉 Sometimes to the point where they’re green inside 😛
I am a big fan of falafel, Nadia. Your version looks absolutely divine. And love the videos of baba ganoush. SO YUM!
Thank you 😀 Can never get bored of falafel 🙂
Such a great guide! I’ve never made falafel before, so I’m loving this!
Thank you Gayle 😀 You definitely need to try falafel, they’re too good 😀
I could seriously eat falafels for breakfast, I love them so much. And yours look seriously delicious! I’ll take a dozen! 😉 Cheers!
Me too! I would happily eat them any time of the day 🙂 Thank you Cheyanne 🙂
I am falafel obsessed! Especially in a flatbread with a tahini dressing on top. Yum!
You just described one of my favourite sandwiches/wraps there 😀
This looks incredible, Nadia! Falafel is one of my husband’s favorite foods so we have it quite often. I really love the look of yours and love the ingredients. <3
I am a big falafel fan and absolutely love that you made these gluten free using rice cakes! Such a great idea! They look perfect, Nadia!
I love falafel! Yours looks especially good, makes me so hungry!
Hi, could this be done with tinned chickpeas? If so how much? Thanks x
Yes you can! Use 1 400g/14oz can of chickpeas 🙂
Can you freeze these?? They look amazing, would love to try them x
I haven’t tried freezing them but I don’t see why not! Just make sure you use an air-tight container to store them in 🙂