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Falafel

By Wednesday, May 08, 2013 , , , ,

These gluten free and vegan falafels are incredibly simple to make and taste truly delicious on salads, in pita breads/wraps, or just on their own alongside your favourite Middle Eastern style foods. My mother has been making them for years, and they're such a quick and easy addition to a wrap for lunch if you keep the leftovers in the fridge!
You will need:
  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp tumeric 
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • Chilli to taste
Simply combine all of the above ingredients in the food processor, making sure to not over process and make hummus instead! Split the mixture into 16 even balls and bake for 15 minutes at 180C or until lightly brown. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze in batches

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17 comments

  1. What temp should the oven be at to bake them? And could I use a different oil to pan-fry?

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    1. Sorry, about 175C, and you can use any oil you like, I just use coconut oil for the taste and health benefits

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  2. how should these be stored?

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    1. It's up to you, you can put them in the fridge or the freezer, depending on how quickly you're going to eat them

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  3. Should we boil the chickpease if we don't use canned kind of chickpeas?

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    1. It works best to just soak the chickpeas overnight and use them raw! :)

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  4. Could you make this into a falafel burger, or would you need to change/ add some ingredients to make it stick together. oR would it be basically the same as a falafel just different in form ?

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    1. Just squish it flat to make a burger!

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  5. Hi Siobhan, i have tried making falafels so many times and never get it right! my mixture is always to dry/wet to hold together in balls or the insides wont cook as well as the outside! I'm desperate to perfect them, do you have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong, I seem to be following the recipes correctly!

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    1. I'm really not sure what to suggest, it's bizarre that you manage to make them both too dry and too wet if you follow the same recipe? I can't tell what you have done wrong, I'm sorry!

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  6. Heya Siobhan! I made these falafels last night and they didn't turn out very well. They turned very dry and powdery and looked nothing like how nice yours look. Just wondering if you had any advice or if I missed out anything from the recipe. Thankyou xx

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    1. That's a real shame! All I can think is that you drained your canned chickpeas better than I did so they were drier. Next time I'd add a little water if the mixture was crumbly rather than gooey :)

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  7. Tried these today for lunch and they were sooo good! Ate them with some of the Lemon Tahini Sauce in your other falafel recipe and it was heaven. Thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  8. how large is a can of chickpeas? I only have cooked ones

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  9. Thanks for the recipe Siobhan! Didn't have cans of chickpeas stocked in my cupboard so I tried using some leftover tempeh instead. It actually turned out alright, but next time I'll make sure I have chickpeas as I'm sure the original recipe is mucu better! :)

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  10. Absolutely love this recipe! Made this for my family (including 2 non-vegans and a vegetarian) served with pita pockets, cucumber, tomato and lemon-tahini dressing and they all thought it was delicious!! Thanks so much. x

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