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Falafel Recipe

Looking for an easy falafel recipe? Learn how to make falafel using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by heathaly

Makes 6 servings



From Joan Nathan's the Food of Israel Today

Recipe Ingredients for falafel

1 cup dried chickpeas
1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons flour

Recipe Directions for falafel

  1. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl and add enough cold water to cover them by at least 2 inches. Let soak overnight, then drain. Or use canned chickpeas, drained.

  2. 2. Place the drained, uncooked chickpeas and the onions in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the parsley, cilantro, salt, hot pepper, garlic, and cumin. Process until blended but not pureed.

  3. 3. Sprinkle in the baking powder and 4 tablespoons of the flour, and pulse. You want to add enough bulgur or flour so that the dough forms a small ball and no longer sticks to your hands. Turn into a bowl and refrigerate, covered, for several hours.

  4. 4. Form the chickpea mixture into balls about the size of walnuts, or use a falafel scoop, available in Middle-Eastern markets.

  5. 5. Heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees in a deep pot or wok and fry 1 ball to test. If it falls apart, add a little flour. Then fry about 6 balls at once for a few minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Stuff half a pita with falafel balls, chopped tomatoes, onion, green pepper, and pickled turnips. Drizzle with tahina thinned with water.

  6. Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/My-Favorite-Falafel-231755#ixzz1JVmfevw5

Categories

Beans, Middle Eastern, Fry, Vegetarian, Halal

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 57.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
151
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
399mg
17%
Potassium
423mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
26.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 8% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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