Monday, May 17, 2010

Falafels

I made these yummy falafels for the first time yesterday. I didn't have pita bread, so we just enjoyed them alongside bread and hummus.

2 1/2 cups of soaked garbanzo beans (not cooked)

1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves (still whole)

1/2 tablespoon coriander

1/2 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon sea salt
2 tablespoons egg substitute
(I used 1 Tbsp each of soy flour and water)
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour


Put the garbanzos in a blender & mince till you have a fine crumbly texture. Place in a mixing bowl.

Blend parsley until finely minced (but not pureed).


Slightly roast the coriander and cumin seeds over a low heat in frying pan (just till they start to smell and brown ever so slightly).


Mix all ingredients.

Form into small patties and fry in a little oil till brown on both sides (turning over a couple of times). There is no need to actually deep fry them. Just putting a little oil in the pan for them to soak up is fine.


Put them in oven so that they may finish cooking on the inside,
about 15 minutes each side.