Gorgeous homemade falafels | And how to serve them

Gorgeous homemade falafels | And how to serve them

Our gorgeous homemade falafels are where comfort food intersects with healthy living. A “sweet spot” of foodie pleasure, that has been enjoyed, by many cultures living around the Mediterranean Sea, for over 1000 years! Best enjoyed freshly made and in abundance. Here’s a tried, tested and loved recipe for falafels and how to serve them.

You’ll need:

For the falafels:

  • 250g dry chickpeas
  • ½ an onion, chopped
  • 7g fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 3g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roasted
  • ½ tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • A Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Black pepper

To cook:

  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • Sunflower oil

To serve:

  • Pitas
  • Hummus
  • Coleslaw mix

Get Started:

Place the chickpeas into a large mixing bowl and cover with water as per the packaging instructions (we used 1 part chickpeas to 5 parts water). Leave to soak overnight.

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  • Scoop 2 cups of chickpeas into a bowl and add all of the falafel ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Add the falafel mix to your food processor (you may need to do this in batches depending on the capacity of your food processor).
  • Pulse until combined.
  • Pour the mixture back into your mixing bowl, and remove any large pieces of chickpeas that may have been missed.
  • Cover with Clingfilm and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Once cooled, remove from the fridge and begin to form the mixture into balls using your hands. The size can be based on personal preference, however, we used about 1½  tablespoons of mix per ball.
  • For an extra crunch, roll your falafels in sesame seeds before frying.
  • To fry, pour sunflower oil into a medium sized frying pan, to the height of about half of one of your falafel balls. 
  • Heat the oil slowly over a medium heat.
  • Fry 4-5 balls at a time rotating until all sides are golden brown.

To Serve

  • Cut pitas into halves or quarters. 
  • Fill your pitas with a generous serving of hummus, and a sprinkling of coleslaw mix  
  • Slice your homemade falafels in half and place inside the pitas.

Enjoy!

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