Falafel is a dish made of deep-fried patty from ground chickpeas, beans, spices, and vegetables. It is a traditional Middle Eastern food that is served in a pitta bread or in a flatbread. The term “falafel” in Arabic means “pepper”. The origin of this dish is uncertain but a common theory is that it came from Egypt. North Americans were introduced to this dish by Middle Eastern and Jewish immigrants. This recipe helps you enjoy homemade falafels in just 10 minutes. This is a perfect appetizer or snack for vegans.
This recipe takes 10 minutes to make. Serves 1 to 2.
• 400 grams of chickpeas, drained
• 1 red onion, chopped
• 1 clove of garlic
• 1 tsp of ground cumin
• 1 tsp of chili powder
• Drizzle of sesame oil
• Juice of half a lime
• 2 tbsp plain flour
• Vegetable oil for frying
Chop the red onion and garlic.
Place the chickpeas, parsley, coriander, cumin, chili powder, sesame oil, lime juice, and plain flour in a food processor.
Blend until finely chopped.
Roll into balls.
Fry the balls for 3 minutes.
Serve with pitta bread and dip.
Ideas And Tips:
• Chickpeas are one of the oldest cultivated legumes in the world. Remains as old as 7,400 years old were found in the Middle East. Chickpeas are rich in protein, fiber, folate, iron, and phosphorus.
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