Recipe: Vegan Falafel Balls
These chickpea balls are a classic vegan dish made with middle eastern flavours and are spot on for a packed lunch or picnic.
The majority of the ingredients come from your store cupboard so you can make them whenever you want, without the need to buy
- 400 g chickpeas, drained
- 1 handful fresh parsley
- 1 handful fresh coriander
- 1 red onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 glug sesame oil
- 1/2 lime
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 4 toasted pitta breads
- 1 dip to share
Prep The Veg
Peel and roughly dice the red onion.
Hack up the coriander and parsley.
Chop or grate the peeled garlic.
Chuck all the ingredients in a food processor (or finely chop everything and mash together) and blitz until it forms a lumpy mix, season with salt and pepper to your taste preference.
Roll Falafel Balls
Roll mix into small balls just smaller than a golf ball… use slightly wet hands to avoid getting messy.
Fry in a hot pan with oil until crispy on the outside and hot right the through.
Serve With Pitta
Put a cocktail stick in each ball and serve with dips, toasted pitta breads and grilled haloumi cheese.
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