Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafel

For a long time now I have been meaning to try and make my own version of Falafel. On a trip to Costco a little while ago we found a brand that was making sweet potato Falafel so we decided to buy some to try it. It was delicious but I personally don’t think anything beats the taste of homemade.

It’s very cheap to make and very easy too. I brought dried chickpeas and soaked them overnight. My understanding is that dried chickpeas work a lot better than ones in the tin that have already been soaked. Dried chickpeas also save us money on the shopping bill. So this meal is yummy and cheap. What more could you want???

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Homemade Falafel

Serves 4

Equipment needed

  • Large bowl
  • Colander
  • Food processor
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Large Saucepan
  • Plate
  • Kitchen towel

Ingredients

  • Dried chickpeas x 300g
  • Tahini x 2 heaped tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper x 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin x 1 tsp
  • Ground coriander x 1 tsp
  • Garlic granules x 2 tsp
  • Onion granules x 2 tsp
  • Coriander (fresh) x 1 large handful
  • Oil for the large sauce pan

Method

  • Soak the chickpeas in water overnight.
  • Drain the chickpeas using the colander and place them in the food processor.
  • Add all the other ingredients and blend together until the chickpeas are in small pieces.
  • Remove the blade and put the mix into a large bowl.
  • Put the mixture into the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
  • Grab a small golf ball size of the mixture and shape it into a flat ball.
  • Put the large saucepan onto a high heat and add about 2 centimetres of oil.
  • Heat the oil until it starts to sizzle and then turn it down slight so that it doesn’t smoke.
  • Using metal slotted spoon put the Falafel into the oil.
  • Cook for about 2 – 3 minutes on either side.
  • The pan was big enough to fit about a third of the falafel in so I made mine in batches.
  • Once the falafel has cooked put it onto a plate with a sheet of kitchen towel to soak up the grease.
  • Then serve with chips and a salad and enjoy.

Homemade Falafel was a long time in the making but it was well worth the wait. My husband Howard really enjoyed this meal but my son Ted was not the biggest fan. The Falafel did take a long time to make as well. Although, I felt the efforts were worth it for the yummy meal we ate at the end. The bonus is these can be made and frozen before cooking. You can store them in the freezer for up to six months. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx