Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ⓥ Vegan Recipe: Yummy Falafel! Ⓥ

Falafel is one of my all time favourites! You can do soooo many things with it! It's high in protein, low in fat, and absolutely delicious! What more could you want?
This Recipe is suuuuper easy to make and is ready in minutes! Plus it tastes wayyy better than any pre-packaged "add water" varieties you can buy in stores. Perfect if you're in a rush or just don't feel like slaving in the kitchen for hours on end.

Gluten-Free Falafel:

1 can Chickpeas, drained
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder (or 2-3 Garlic Cloves)
2 tablespoons Parsley (fresh or dried)
3/4 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Brown Rice Flour (or flour of your choice)
1-2 tablespoons Water
Olive Oil for frying. (or oil of your choice)

Combine all the ingredients (except for the oil of course, that's for frying them silly! ~_^) in a Food Processor, and start with just a tablespoon of water. You want the result to be a thick paste so if it's still a little dry add one more tablespoon of water. Don't add more than this though or it'll be too runny, trust me!

**If don't have a food processor you can mash the chickpeas, mince the garlic, and mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, but the food processor just makes it soooo much easier.**

Form the mixture into small balls, and flatten them a little bit (I usually get 12 balls out of this recipe). 
Heat the Oil in a large frying pan before you place the balls into the frying pan. 
Fry them on fairly high heat until brown. Flip and repeat. Don't be alarmed, this only takes 2-5 minutes!

**I use the bare minimum of oil to keep it less fatty but make sure you're using enough so that they don't stick to the bottom of the pan. I also use a non-stick Environmentally-friendly ceramic frying pan, which helps keep the amount of oil needed low.**

And voila! Falafel! Goes great in wraps, pitas, or even by itself. :)

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  1. YUM! I definitely have to try these - I adore falafel!

  2. I LOOOOOOOOOVE falafel!! I have only had the boxed kind though, never tried to make it...but now I want to!!!! :D

  3. Okay, I've been wanting to try falafel for a while and now I have a healthy and yummy sounding recipe to do so, thank you, Bianca!


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