Traditional falafel recipe

Falafel with vegetable yogurt slasa
Falafel with vegetable yogurt slasa

Is there a more delicious way to eat vegetables than falafel?

Falafel is one of the most exquisite dishes made with legume, since the magnificent combination of spices with which it is made gives it a really addictive flavor.

The main ingredient in this species of rounded kibble is the chickpea , which is a great source of energy rich in proteins with satiating power that contains high levels of lecithin and fatty acids (especially omega 6 ), as well as of fiber , folic acid and magnesium .

Therefore, chickpeas are ideal legumes to favor transit intestinal, to prevent cardiovascular diseases, to help reduce cholesterol and to strengthen bones.

Here are the ingredients you need and the steps to follow to be able to make this delicacy of Arab origin.

Difficulty levelPreparation timeRations
Easy1 h. y 20 m.For 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300 gr. of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • 7 gr. of chemical yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of chickpea flour
  • extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. First of all we wash, drain and chick the chickpeas in a bowl with the help of a mortar.
  2. Chop the onion, garlic, parsley and cilantro, and add it to the bowl with the pepper, cumin and chickpea flour. Finally, add the yeast to the mixture and let it sit for half an hour.
  3. After this time, put oil to heat in a pan and, while we take dough with a spoon, we form small balls and shakes a little with your hands.
  4. Finally, when the oil is hot but without getting to smoke, fry them until golden brown (about 3 and 4 minutes per side approximately). When they are ready, we remove them from the fire by placing them on absorbent paper and, when they have lost the excess oil, we serve them.
Falafels finished!
Falafels finished!

Notes

  • Although we have used cooked chickpeas, you can also make them with chickpeas soaked for 24 hours, as was traditionally done.
  • If you see that they melt when you fry the falafel, you can add one more tablespoon of chickpea flour or whatever you need until they are perfect.
  • The ideal is to accompany them with a rich vegetable yogurt sauce .

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