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Vegan Falafel Fritters

Dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan

"Let me introduce you the extraordinary recipe of vegan falafel fritters with extra smooth hummus and crispy salad pickles. The zest of this dish is chickpea with high protein and fiber."

SERVES

4

COOKS IN

50 min

DIFFICULTY

Not too tricky

Calories

417

Fat

21.1g

Sugar

7.4g

Salt

0.8g

Protein

14.4g

Carbs

42.3g

Fiber

8.6g

Ingredients

- 2 cups dried York or Pedrosillano garbanzo beans: rinse, soak overnight and drain;- 1 cup cilantro, chopped (stems ok);- ½ of small white onion, diced;- 2 garlic cloves;- 1 small chili, finely diced;- 1 tablespoon coriander;- 1 tablespoon cumin;- 1 teaspoon baking soda;- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt ( add more to taste);- canola oil for frying.

Method

1. Pulse soaked & drained beans with salt in a food processor until the consistency of very coarse sand.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients, pulsing, scraping down sides, until it forms a bright green paste with a fine crumb. Don't overwork the mixture. It should be granular, not smooth. Then refrigerate it for at least 20 minutes or overnight.

3. Form round, slightly smaller than golf ball sized balls and flatten just slightly.

4. In a non-stick pan or cast iron skillet, heat a ¼ inch of canola oil on med-high heat until it sizzles when a pea-sized portion of falafel is dropped in. Turn heat to medium. Start with one tester falafel.

5. Fry until all sides are a deep golden brown. This should take about 6-7 minutes. If it browns too quickly, turn down the heat a bit. If the falafels stick to the pan, try dredging the falafel in a little flour.

6. Place in a warm oven until ready to use for up to 20 minutes. Serve with warm pita bread or tortillas, with creamy tahini sauce, cucumber yogurt sauce, diced tomato, pickled turnips, and fresh cilantro leaves.

It's advisable to chill the dough in your refrigerator and wait for one to two hours so that these little balls come together with minimum time and effort.

Comments

"Thanks for this incredible vegetarian dish! It takes not much time to cook and is rather easy. Aside from being meatless but so tasty, it is very good for our bodies."

Linda Jameson

"I was completely unfamiliar with this recipe. It looks great and I think can be served in any restaurant! I will definitely try to cook it today for our family dinner."

Tom Powell

"I have never even heard about this amazing recipe. I just fell in love with this falafel heaven from the first bite. It is incredibly tasty! Try it once and be its fan!"

Sophie Anderson