- 12 falafel (Makes about, patties)
- 1 cup dried chickpeas (original recipe called for 1 ¾ cup)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (original recipe called for 2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed)
- 1 onion (small, chopped)
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 cup chopped parsley (or cilantro leaves)
- cayenne (a sprinkling of)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 juice (a lemon)
- 1 egg (added)
- 1 cup chickpea flour (added)
- toasted sesame seeds (a sprinkling of, added)
- dried thyme (a sprinkling of, added)
- chopped walnuts (a sprinkling of, added)
- olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.
- Put the beans in a large bowl and cover with water by 3 or 4 inches; they will triple in volume. Soak for 24 hours, adding water if needed to keep beans submerged.
- Drain beans well and transfer to a food processor. Add garlic, onion, cumin, coriander, cilantro, salt, pepper, cayenne, chickpea flour, the egg, and lemon juice.
- Pulse until minced but not pureed, scraping sides of bowl down. Keep pulsing until mixture comes together. Taste, adding salt, pepper, cayenne or lemon juice to taste.
- Make the mixture into falafel balls or patties and put them on an oiled tray. Sprinkle sesame seeds, thyme and chopped nuts on top and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes, until the patties are golden brown on both sides.
- Serve warm in a toasted pita, with tahini sauce and/or hummus, and a simple Israeli salad made with chopped tomato, chopped cucumber and chopped onion, a sprinkling of cilantro, simply dressed with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste (pictured below).
|Calories570Calories from Fat200|
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|Calories from Fat200|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.