Mediterranean Falafel Recipe!

Preparation time 60min
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Today, we´re going to visit the Mediterranean coast to cook a delicious homemade Falafel. This recipe, ideal for vegans and coeliacs (provided you use gluten-free yeast), is prepared with a mixture of crushed chickpeas soaked in water with garlic, onion and different herbs and spices.

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0.6lb
chickpeas
0.26lb
peeled onion
1clove
of garlic
Ground black pepper and salt
0.2lb
of chickpea flour
1tablespoons
of ground cumin
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Instructions

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Place the chickpeas in water to soak the day before cooking the Falafel.
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The following day, drain them and grind them in a blender together with the garlic, onion, coriander and parsley leaves and the ground cumin.
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Then add the chickpea flour, the yeast and season to taste. Grind the dough once again until you have a uniform mixture. Leave the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
4
Form small croquettes the size of a nut and roll them in the chickpea flour.
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Fry the little balls in plenty of oil, turning them over to ensure they are browned on all sides.
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Transfer them to a plate covered with absorbent paper to let any liquid drain off for a few minutes before serving.
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Now that summer is on its way you can serve this delicious refreshing dish with yogurt sauce or a light salad. It´s normally served in pita bread in sandwich format in the countries in the Mediterranean region.
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Falafel can also be baked in the oven. To do so, after preheating the oven, place the falafel balls on a piece of oven paper in a baking tray. Bake them for 10 minutes, turn them over, and bake them for another 5 minutes until they have turned brown.

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