Falafel Recipe

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


Submitted by sarahbeanne

Makes 16 servings



http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/seans-falafel-and-cucumber-sauce/detail.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for falafel

15 ounce chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 egg
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 oil for frying
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Recipe Directions for falafel

  1. In a large bowl mash chickpeas until thick and pasty; don't use a blender, as the consistency will be too thin. In a blender, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth. Stir into mashed chickpeas.

  2. In a small bowl combine egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir into chickpea mixture along with olive oil. Slowly add bread crumbs until mixture is not sticky but will hold together; add more or less bread crumbs, as needed. Form 8 balls and then flatten into patties.

  3. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until brown on both sides.

  4. In a small bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 63.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
144
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.4g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Sodium
213mg
9%
Potassium
312mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
22.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
6.9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 6% Iron 13%
* 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
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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