I'm a huge fan of falafel but it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I finally attempted to make them.
Falafals are actually really easy to make and have very simple ingredients. The first time I made these I used a blender but I found that wasn't necessary so the next time I just chopped everything into tiny pieces. The recipe I used works as a good base, I looked at abunch of recipes and took what I liked best. You can change out the herbs for any others you like and you can even roll your falafel in breadcrumbs before frying to make them crispier. This recipe is just the basics.
For my falafel recipe I used
- One can of chickpeas
- 1/2 of a large onion
- 3 to 4 tablespoons of flour
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 2 table spoon of parsley
- 1 table spoon of oregano/other herbs
- pinch of salt and pepper
- coconut oil for frying
You'll need to mince your chickpeas, garlic, and onion or you can toss them into a food processor/blender just for a bit. Then literally just mix in your herbs and 3 tablespoons of flour. Place the mixture into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
After chilling your mixture, roll a small amount onto a ball. If it easily stick together you are good to go! If it's falling apart then add the last 1 tablespoon of flour into the mixture.
You can make your falafels into balls or patties. I suggest making them small so that they cook easily and thoroughly. I made my falafel into the size of about a pingpong ball.
Now all you have to do is fry your falafel until brown.
I served mine with hummus and plain Greek yogurt over rice. It was delicious! I have a new at home meal staple.