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 Vegan chickpea Falafel recipe

Falafel is not only the option for vegans and vegetarians of Turkish restaurants, but it is a very easy snack at home, even baked.

    Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 30 min Total: 45 min Diners: 4 Calories: 322 Type of food: Starter Type of cuisine: Turkish

At this point, you have already tried falafel, or at least the name sounds to you. They are a kind of spicy chickpea meatballs or mini-hamburgers that are usually fried and taken alone, with salad or to prepare vegan and / or vegetarian kebabs. They can also be cooked in the oven

Vegan Falafel Ingredients

    Raw chickpeas, 300 g
    Onion, 1
    Garlic, 2 teeth
    Coriander, 6 twigs (or parsley if you don't like the taste of coriander)
    Chickpea or wheat flour, 4 tablespoons
    Ground cumin, 1 tablespoon
    Chemical impeller, 8 g
    Oil, for roasting or frying

01: Soak the chickpeas

We put the raw chickpeas to soak and leave them for 24 to 48 hours. After this time we drain them and dry them very well.

02: Prepare the mixture for falafel

In a food processor or in a Thermomix type kitchen robot we put the chickpeas, onion, garlic cloves, cilantro, cumin, chickpea flour - or wheat if you have no problems with gluten - and the impeller . Crush and let the mixture stand for at least an hour.

03: Shape the falafel

We take portions of about 40 grams and give them a ball or mini-hamburger shape. If we see that the dough is very wet and it is difficult to shape it, we can add a little more flour until it has a firmer consistency.

04: Bake or fry the falafel

Preheat the oven to 200ºC, place a sheet of baking paper on the tray, brush the falafel with oil and place them on the paper.

Bake for 15 minutes at 200 ° C, turn them over and bake another 15 minutes on the other side.

Another option would be to fry the falafel in plenty of oil until golden brown on both sides. It is the most common and fastest option, but it is also more caloric.

05: Serve