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15 INGREDIENTS 11 STEPS 35min

Homemade Falafel

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Vegetarian dishes don’t have to be boring at all. Fried crispy chickpea balls with sesame and herbs best dipped in the sauce of your choice or stuff it altogether in a warm pita bread.
Homemade Falafel Recipe | SideChef
Vegetarian dishes don’t have to be boring at all. Fried crispy chickpea balls with sesame and herbs best dipped in the sauce of your choice or stuff it altogether in a warm pita bread.
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35min
Total Time
30min
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Ingredients

Servings
10
US / METRIC
1 1/2 cups
Dried Chickpeas , soaked overnight
1
Small Shallot , peeled
2 cloves
1 handful
1 handful
1 tsp
Ground Cumin , ground
1 tsp
Garam Masala
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp
Baking Powder
as needed
Frying Oil
to taste
as needed
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
32
FAT
0.5 g
PROTEIN
1.6 g
CARBS
5.6 g

Author's Notes

Whatever you do: it is crucial that you soak the dried chickpeas overnight. Because only after soaking them you will get that perfectly crumbly falafel texture!

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Soak the Dried Chickpeas (1 1/2 cups) in a generous amount of water overnight.
Step 2
Rinse the chickpeas and drain well. Add them to a clean blender.
Step 3
Pulse for a minute until you end up with a very fine crumble.
Step 4
Transfer this to a large mixing bowl. Add the Shallot (1) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Fresh Parsley (1 handful) , Fresh Cilantro (1 handful) , and Fresh Mint (1 handful) to blender.
Step 5
Pulse into a fine mixture and add this to the chickpea crumble in the bowl.
Step 6
Stir well. Add the Baking Powder (1/2 tsp) . Season with the Ground Cumin (1 tsp) , Garam Masala (1 tsp) , Ground Cinnamon (1/4 tsp) , Ground Turmeric (1/2 tsp) , and a dash of Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and Salt (to taste) . Drizzle with Olive Oil (as needed) .
Step 7
Stir the wet chickpea crumble well and form it into 14 to 15 even balls.
Step 8
Put the falafels on a clean plate and chill them in the fridge for 30 minutes. Pour an inch of Frying Oil (as needed) in a non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat.
Step 9
Fry them for 3 to 4 minutes until they are golden brown on all sides.
Step 10
Transfer the fried falafels onto some kitchen paper to drain.
Step 11
Serve the falafels with a dipping sauce of your choice (hummus, pesto, my sesame yogurt falafel sauce, even tartar sauce), some fresh lettuce, cucumber, tomato or tabbouleh or stuff it altogether in a warm pita bread.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
32
% Daily Value*
Fat
0.5 g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
5.6 g
2%
Fiber
1.2 g
4%
Sugars
0.4 g
--
Protein
1.6 g
3%
Sodium
95.8 mg
4%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
22.8 mg
2%
Iron
0.6 mg
3%
Potassium
78.6 mg
2%
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