vegantravels (vegantravels) wrote in vegancooking,
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Vegan Falafels

hey fellow vegans, here's another thing that I make a lot in the summer - a pretty easy recipe of falafels this time - completely vegan. it's just awesome if you make it on a bbq, but if not - oven would work just fine as well. 

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Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups soaked chickpeas (that would probably be equal to 1 cup dried chickpeas initially)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1-1.5 dessert spoon of organic rice flour


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Preparation:

You will need a food processor with an S blade (I use Hamilton Beach). Place soaked chickpeas into the processor together with onion and garlic, chop them until the chickpeas are mashed.

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Then add cumin, salt, cayenne, rice flour, and keep mixing. Finally add olive oil, parsley and cilantro. Mix in food processor until you get a uniform mass. If it is too liquid, you can add some more flour - but don't add too much because the falafels would then have a bread'y flavour. After everything is mixed, place the covered container into the fridge for about an hour to cool and also solidify a bit. Once the mix is cooled, form it into balls with your hands and place them on baking tray (covered with parchment paper; if using aluminium foil, make sure to spread some oil on it). 
Preheat oven to 205 degrees Celsius, bake for 25-30 min. Once you see that falafels started to turn light brown, turn them upside down and cook for 5-10min more. 
Once ready, take them out, garnish with some lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and serve with hummus. Enjoy! :)
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Tags: -allergies-gluten/wheat, -health-gluten free, ethnic food-middle eastern-falafel
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