This falafel recipe is dried chickpeas blended with herbs and spices, then formed into patties and fried to golden brown perfection. A classic recipe that tastes even better than what you'd get at a restaurant!
Calories 339 kcal
1 3/4 cups dried chickpeas uncooked, do not use canned 2 cloves garlic peeled 1/2 cup onion coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon lemon juice vegetable oil for frying
Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let the chickpeas soak for 24 hours, adding more water to cover if needed. Drain the chickpeas, then place them in a food processor along with the garlic, onion, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, parsley, cilantro, salt, pepper, baking soda and lemon juice. Process until a mostly smooth paste forms. You can add water, 1-2 teaspoons at a time if the consistency does not look right. Form the chickpea mixture into 1 1/2 inch patties. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Placethe patties in a single layer in the pan. You may need to work in batches. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until deep golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
Calories: 339 kcal | Carbohydrates: 57 g | Protein: 18 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 747 mg | Potassium: 865 mg | Fiber: 16 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 890 IU | Vitamin C: 17 mg | Calcium: 122 mg | Iron: 7 mg