Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish (usually fried that contained chickpeas/ fava beans), that is super easy to make, and in my version, you can even bake it.
So skip on all the not needed extra dose of frying and try this healthy version of oven-baked Falafel.
You will need
- chickpeas that were soaked overnight
- spices- as you like
- olive oil
- green leaves- I’m using parsley and coriander
- and a food processor.
- 1 cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight in a bowl with plenty of water
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch coriander
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 2 tbsp raw tahini
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
wash well and soak overnight 1 cup of chickpeas
Preheat the oven to 170C degrees.
Transfer the chickpeas to a food processor and grind until the chickpeas become small granules.
Then add tahini, onion, garlic, sodium bicarbonate and blitz the mixture again.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and set aside.
Place all the rest of the ingredients in the food processor. Grind until finely chopped.
Transfer the chopped mixture to the bowl of the first mixture and mix together.
Moisten your hands and make ping-pong size balls from the mixture. Place the balls on the piece of oven paper and spray olive oil or spread a bit of olive oil on top of each ball with a silicone brush.
Bake the falafel for about 20-25 minutes in the oven and serve hot.
My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
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