Falafel

Try these served with pita bread, lettuce, hummus, tahini or tabbouleh salad.

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Falafel

Ingredients

Serves 4

1 cup dry chickpeas
1 slice wholegrain bread
2 cloves garlic
½-¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
½ cup chopped fresh coriander
½ onion, peeled and diced
pinch chilli powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander seed
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp canola oil

Method

Cover the chickpeas in plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight.
Drain the chickpeas thoroughly.
In a food processor place chickpeas and all other listed ingredients except baking soda and oil.
Blend well until a smooth paste is formed.
At this point you can freeze the mixture for later use.
Mix baking soda into the mixture just before cooking.
Form the mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls and flatten slightly.
Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the falafel until browned on each side and cooked through.

Serve with:
• pita bread and sliced lettuce
• hummus
• tahini sauce
• tabbouleh salad (try cauliflower ‘couscous’)

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 658kj
Protein 7.2g
Total fat 5.1g
- saturated fat 0.5g
Carbohydrates 11.7g
- sugars 7.8g
Fibre 7.0g
Sodium 254mg

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