Recipe: Spicy Falafel

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Ingredients:-

  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can chickpeas, washed and drained
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander (or use more cumin)
  • handful parsley, chopped, or 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 egg, beaten

Method:-

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan, then fry the onion and garlic over a low heat for 5 mins until softened.
  • Tip into a large mixing bowl with the chickpeas and spices, then mash together with a fork or potato masher until the chickpeas are totally broken down.
  • Stir in the parsley or dried herbs, with seasoning to taste.
  • Add the egg, then squish the mixture together with your hands.

  • Mould the mix into 6 balls, then flatten into patties.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the pan, then fry the falafels on a medium heat for 3 mins on each side, until golden brown and firm.

    • Serve hot or cold with couscous, pitta bread or salad.

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