I’ve fallen in LOVE and FALAFAL is my new favorite vegan food to indulge. Just the smell of fresh soaked chickpeas and cilantro, garlic cloves, and parsley chopped invigorates my senses, bringing a sense of satisfaction to my tongue. Combining fresh herbs and spices to the chickpeas while grinding them in a food processor enhances the flavor and color of Falafal and MMMMMmmmmmm, they are delicious bites of goodness.
Falafal can be wrapped in a warm pita bread, in a salad, a burrito or simply eaten by themselves. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Here’s the recipe I made using Chickpeas for a Falafal Pita sandwich. ENJOY!
1 cup raw chickpeas/Garbanzo beans soaked overnight (optional Fava beans)
3 cups water
1 Small chopped Onion
3 garlic cloves minced
1 Tbls Organic Flour
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/2 bunch of parsley
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
4 cups vegetable oil (sunflower seed oil or coconut oil)
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil,
Add hot water to dried, raw beans in a bowl and allow to soak over night for at least 12 hours
CAUTION: DO NOT USE CANNED BEANS
Drain water and add beans to food processor, Pulse for about 30 seconds
Add all remaining ingredients into food processor and blend for about 1 minute.
(Mixture should a bit grainy but moist with ability to form a ball)
Heat oil in a skillet on Med/High heat and place falafel balls in oil once hot
Cook about 30 sec on each side or until dark golden brown
Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain oil
Walah! Falafal is done! Now they’re ready to eat. But when added in a salad it’s satiating and healthy.
Falafel is a Middle Eastern food however it was initially created by ancient “Egyptians” KMT