Friday, October 26, 2007

Healthy Falafel (Minus Motor Oil)

This recipe takes a BIT OF TIME, but it's a large quantity so it can be frozen in batches & used when needed or craved :-)

  • 1 kilo dried chickpeas (soaked in plenty of water for 12 hours minimum)
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 onion (quartered)
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of dried coriander seeds

Drain the chickpeas well & whiz in a food processor in batches then put aside
Whiz the fresh coriander , parsley & onion until mixed well
Mix crushed chickpeas & green stuff well by hand then whiz again in the food processor
Mix one more time & put again the food processor until the mixture is smooth & even in colour
Add spices & mix well
Divide in freezer bags & freeze
When needed, thaw for 2 hours, add desired amount of salt & 1/4 teaspoon of baking Soda & mix well. Leave for 15 minutes then shape into balls & deep fry in HOT vegetable oil


  1. My mum wrote this recipie, I asked her to publish it. I did the testing :D

  2. I don't know man, We've become addicted to motor oil falafel :P

  3. How about hot peppers and sesame seeds?

  4. Bakkouz: you should try it and then you will change you mind
    Anonymous: mum says you can add them if you like. this is the basic recipe

  5. I tried it and its fantastic, much much better than the thing we are used to eat.