Full of fibre, folic acid, iron, maganese and protein, chickpeas are the main ingredient in this simple dish. They are also a very low fat complete protein food, which makes them all that much more appealing.
1 can chickpeas, drained (or about 2 cups of cooked)
2 TBSP flour
1 tsp cumin
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in food processor, and blend well. Shape into small balls (1 1/2 inches in size) and fry in oil to brown on all sides. Serve hot in a pita, or as a side in place of meat.
These look awesome, could you serve them like meatballs with a sweet and sour sauce?? I just might try that tomorrow for dinner 🙂
Hey you 😉
S&S Sauce might be a tad odd with them because of the cumin in them – but, if you have sour cream, or plain yogurt, make a sauce with that (think tzatziki sauce)
So *that’s* what falafels are! That’s totally easy and sounds yummy. And there’s so little flour in it that I could easily switch that out with an alternative with little consequence. Might try this sometime.
Use Chickpea Flour Dawn!! :o)
I LOVE falafels thanks for the recipe but in trying to avoid fried foods wondering if they could be baked on parchment paper instead of frying?
Interesting question – I don’t see why not! Try it, and let me know what happens :o)
hey catherine , i made yesterday ur banana muffins and i thank u very much for the recipe .
when it comes to falafel im lebanese and its part of our culture so id like to share my recipe with u cuz it could be way better .
but im not sure if u mind to share it here or send it to u first !
PLEASE share Pierre!! We’d LOVE to see it! 🙂 I’ll try it for sure!!
I made them today and they tasted great!! Thanks for sharing
Hi! I just tried these today and when I fried them, they disintegrated into the oil! What did I do wrong??