No-fry Falafels (GF)

 

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So I definitely ended up making this a healthy recipe by default after realising that the first two falafels in the batch completely disintegrated in the oil when I tried to fry them…and so we have these tasty, still crispy, oven baked falafels! They are so delicious and tasted great with hummus and tahini.


Preparation time:  30 minutes (including cooking time)


 Ingredients (Serves 12 pieces):

  • 480g Chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp Corriander Cumin Powder
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius
  2. Place the garlic, chilli, coriander, cumin and chilli powder, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juiceinto a blender and grind until the chickpeas are coarsely chopped and spices are incorporated
  3. Add the gram flour to the mix and incorporate, and adjust the salt levels if necessary
  4. Shape into ball shapes (approx. 12) and flatten slightly
  5. Press a few sesame seeds onto the tops of the falafel
  6. Place the falafels on a grease proof sheet and oil the tops of the falafels if you prefere a browner finish
  7. Place in an oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20 minutes
  8. Enjoy my Little Peas!

 

 

 

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