Falafel [Vegan]

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Today, I made this vegan falafel for our lunch. I made some Potato Főzelék (a Hungarian dish) to go with it. I am so glad that my 5-year-old enjoyed it so much. And of course my lovely husband who totally can't get enough of it.

Falafel Ingredients:

1 cup of Dried Chickpeas, soaked for 24 hours (this will yield 3 cups after they have soaked)

1 Small Red Onion, roughly chopped

3 Cloves of Garlic, minced

1 cup of Fresh Parsley

1 cup of Fresh Cilantro

1-1/2 tsp of Cumin Seeds

1-1/2 tsp of Coriander Seeds

1/4 tsp (or to taste) or Cayenne Pepper

1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice

2 Tbsp of All Purpose Flour

1/2 tsp of Baking Soda

Salt, to taste

Vegetable Oil for Frying


1) Drain the soaked chickpeas overnight. Rinse them.

2) Working in two batches, add half of the chickpeas, parsley, garlic, onion and cilantro to a food processor and blend until you are left with a paste that’s not completely smooth but holds together when pinched, place the mixture in a bowl and repeat the process with the other half of the ingredients.

3) In a small dry skillet, add the cumin seeds and coriander seeds and toast until fragrant, then place them in a mortar and pestle and grind them until almost smooth, place in the bowl with the ground chickpea mixture along with the lemon juice, flour, baking soda and salt, mix until well combined, cover with plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge for about an hour.

4) Fill a heavy bottomed pot with some vegetable oil and allow it to come to 190°C.

5) Grab a bit of mixture and make golf ball size falafel, fry for about one minute until deeply golden brown and crispy.

6) Drain on a paper towel lined plate and repeat.

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