Falafel Friday

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You will find me banging on about falafels at least once a week, people always ask me how I make mine, so I thought I'd share this one with you. When I first started making them, I always felt like I was chewing on a spoonful of turmeric, but after lots of trial and error, I feel I have finally figured them out, which means my life is almost complete.

This is what I use:
  • 1 Tin of Chickpeas
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Clove of garlic or however much you fancy
  • 1 Grated Carrot
  • A Handful of chopped up corriander
  • I usually chuck in whatever spices I can find, but my faves are a big heaped teaspoon of turmeric, paprika, cumin and a sprinkle of chill flakes
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Buckwheat Flour 
  • Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Coconut Oil for cooking 

So start by soaking the chickpeas, this will make them easier to mash.

chop the onion and garlic and toss in the pan with coconut oil to soften them up.

Drain the chickpeas and add to a bowl with the carrot, all the herbs and spices, a generous drizzle of oil and the lemon juice, mash it all up then add the onions and mash some more.

Add your salt and pepper and add some flour until the consistency is still a little sticky, but easy to roll into a ball and keep its shape.

Once you've got your perfect little balls on a plate... Add some coconut oil to the pan and pop them in and keep rolling them all around until they are light brown and smelling delicious. Alternatively you can pop them in the oven if you would prefer.

I usually serve mine with a kale salad and some quinoa or sweet potato, they are my absolute faves.

They are so cheap to make and perfect for your lunchbox too. Fridays will never be the same once you've discovered Falafel Friday.



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