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??? Below is a video and recipe for you.
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- Large bowl
- Food processor
- Baking tray
- Plastic Brush
- Dried chickpeas x 300g
- Tahini x 2 heaped tbsp
- Cayenne pepper x 1/2 tsp
- Ground cumin x 1 tsp
- Ground coriander x 1 tsp
- Garlic granules x 2 tsp
- Onion granules x 2 tsp
- Coriander x 1 large handful
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
- After a couple of hours remove the falafel from the fridge and put it into a baking tray.
- Drizzle over olive oil and cover the falafel in the oil with a brush.
- Bake the falafel for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown and remove from the oven.
- 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