If you saw my Goals post recently you will know that one of my goals is to try new recipes more regularly (original post here). I have to admit this isn't a new recipe - I discovered how to make felafel a few months ago and it's become a bit of a regular in our household. But I thought I'd share the recipe with you - it's so quick and easy and is SO tasty I think you'd be missing out if you didn't try it! So here you are - easy falafel:
Felafel RecipeServes 4
Takes about 40 mins beginning to end
2 x 400g tins chick peas drained
1 medium onion
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground chilli
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
salt & pepper
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (flat leaf)
1 egg beaten
75g / plate of wholemeal flour
vegetable oil for shallow frying
1) Put the chick peas in a liquidizer and reduce to a coarse paste. Put the paste into a mixing bowl.
2) Add the onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli, caraway, salt & pepper and parsley and mix them all together well.
3) Make the mixture into small balls and then flatten them to make small flat cakes.
4) Heat some oil (make sure it's REALLY hot)
5) Dip the felafel patties into the beaten egg and then coat with wholemeal flour.
6) Shallow fry the felafel for about 5 minutes until crisp and brown.
7) Drain on absorbant kitchen roll and serve with pitta bread, salad and natural yoghurt. (I usually make tzatziki with ours - mint, cucumber, yoghurt, lemon juice, plenty of salt & pepper mixed)
Et voila! C'est trés facile... not to mention scrumptious!