Yummy Falafels

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I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love the flavours and textures of falafel but like everything, I prefer to make my own so that I can alter my ingredients to be as healthy as possible. AND avoid all the preservatives etc. that come in pre-made food!

I’ve made falafels before but this is the fine tuned recipe and as with everything I do, it was a 15-20 minute quick meal 🙂 Hope you like it 🙂

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas – 1 can drained
  • Red onion – 1
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Tumeric – 1 tsp
  • Cumin – 1 tbsp
  • Dried parsley (or use fresh if you have it *show-off*) 😉 – 1 tsp
  • Hot chilli powder (or a fresh chilli – I didn’t have any  but otherwise would have used it)- 1 tsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Wholemeal flour (or any flour you like) – 2 tbsp. (maybe more – you want a sticky consistency)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Make it

  1. Soften the chickpeas in a microwaveable dish for 1 minute or so (just so you can mash them easier – unless you eat lots of spinach like pop-eye and can do it without softening) 😉
  2. Finely chop the onions and garlic and sauté until lightly browned
  3. Pop the chickpeas and the onions and garlic into a mixing bowl and mash
  4. Add the spices and egg and mix together well
  5. Add the flour and mix in
  6. Mould the mixture into balls or burgers
  7. Fry lightly in coconut oil until cooked through
  8. If you need to – pop them in the oven to warm and cook through for 5 minutes

Add them to a side salad and use a citrus fruit to complement the flavours – the orange I used in the pic worked really well 🙂

Enjoy!

With love, Tash x

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