Falafel

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Falafel
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Description

Falafel is a delicious Middle Eastern dish that is loaded with bold flavors and plant-based protein. The combination of chickpeas fresh herbs create a creamy interior, while frying them in olive oil gives them a crisp exterior. A light yogurt and mint dip is the perfect pairing for the filling falafel. Try these on top of a salad or in a pita with fresh veggies, drizzled with the yogurt mint sauce.

Ingredients

250 grams dried chickpeas
1 red onion
1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
4 garlic cloves
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
mild olive oil (for frying)
1 plain yogurt
fresh mint
salt
pepper

Directions

1Soak dry chickpeas in plenty of water for 12-24 hours.
2Drain chickpeas and rinse.
3Grind chick peas, chopped onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, salt, spices, baking powder and one cup of water until a thick dough forms.
4Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5If dough is too soft, add breadcrumbs, as needed.
6Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
7Shape falafel dough into mini patties.
8Fry over medium-high heat until golden brown, for about 5-7 minutes.
9For the dipping sauce, finely grind fresh mint and season to taste with lemon juice, salt, pepper and yogurt.
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