Homemade Baked Falafel

    Homemade Baked Falafel


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    This is an easy to make falafel that is fried then baked. It includes all the traditional flavours including cumin, coriander and garlic.

    Serves: 2 

    • 1/4 cup diced onion
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    • 1/4 cup diced fresh parsley
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil

    Preparation:14min  ›  Cook:16min  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Wrap onion in cheese cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Set aside.
    2. Place chickpeas, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a food processor. Process until the mixture is coarsely pureed.
    3. Mix chickpea mixture and onion together in a bowl. Stir in the flour and egg. Shape mixture into four large patties and let stand for 15 minutes.
    4. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees C.
    5. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe frypan over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the frypan then cook until golden brown; about 3 minutes on each side.
    6. Transfer frypan to the preheated oven and bake until heated through; about 10 minutes.

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