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Falafels for 2

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:18 am
by Max
This is one of my favourite meals, my version of the Indian classic.

240g chickpeas (a tin)
finely chopped half an onion
breadcrumbs (slightly stale bread is best)
chopped clove of garlic
half tsp cumin
half tsp coriander
half tsp chilli powder
1 egg
dish of plain flour

To Serve:
6 pittas
plain yogurt
sweet chilli sauce

In a large bowl mash the chickpeas with a fork until they are all mashed. Add the onion, garlic and spices; use hands to toss until evenly mixed. Break egg into the mixture to bind it, mix it all in. Now add enough breadcrumbs until the mixture begins to bind more solidly. Shape into patties (I make about 6). Dust with plain flour and shallow fry until golden brown on each side. Serve in the pittas with all the extras.

If anyone uses flax seed or tofu as an alternative to egg to make this recipe vegan, does it work?
If anyone tries this let me know how you get on!

Re: Falafels for 2

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:40 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
YUM!! Sounds great! Yes, ground flax with water makes a great egg sub. I love falafels! I have a few raw recipes around for them, too.

Re: Falafels for 2

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:06 am
by Willow
OMG...falafel, I could eat it forever....great recipe!

FYI, tzaziki is uper easy, plain yogurt, grated garlic and cucumber. to taste of course :-D

Re: Falafels for 2

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:09 am
by Max
Tzatziki would be great with it. Good excuse to have them again to compare :-D I made this a few nights ago and realised that I always start off with a small amount of spices, and then add another sprinkle of each, I get excited with the spice and herb jars :bounce: :angryfire:

Is the raw recipe for falafel on the forum somewhere? I'd like to try it.