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  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients

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A delicious falafel recipe. You can also make the hummus to go with it.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup McKenzie’s chickpeas
  • ½ cup (115g) burghul
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 heaped Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp McKenzie’s Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp McKenzies Sea Salt, grinded to taste
  • McKenzies Whole Black Peppercorn, grinded to taste
  • Oil, for deep frying

Method

  1. Soak chickpeas in 3 cups of water overnight. Drain.
  2. Soak burghul in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes and drain well.
  3. Process chickpeas, burghul, garlic and parsley in a food processor to a coarse paste consistency.
  4. Blend in baking powder, flour, coriander, cumin, chilli powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Moisten hands, shape mixture into walnut sized balls.
  5. Place on a tray and leave aside for 30 minutes.
  6. Deep fry 6-7 balls at a time in hot oil, cooking for approximately 5 minutes, until golden brown. Turn to brown evenly. Drain on paper towel and serve.

Notes

Serve with wholegrain wraps, hommus, lettuce and sliced tomato for a healthy lunch or light meal. Make a falafel salad by tossing together baby spinach leaves, fresh pomegranate seeds, falafel balls broken in half and cucumber slices topped with hommus thinned down to a sauce consistency using lemon juice or water. To make the falafel gluten free, substitute the burghul with ½ c LSA mix (linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds) and 2 Tbsp water, and use gluten free plain flour. When Nutrition Australia unveiled its 'new and improved' healthy food pyramid earlier this year, legumes was the one food group that appeared twice! Rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins, these healthy and cost effective vegetables should form part of a daily diet for both children and adults alike. These days, children obesity levels are rising and Australian kids are eating more foods high in fat and sugars. Cleverly incorporating legumes and other healthy vegetables into their daily diet is one way of improving overall health and wellbeing.

  • A new falafel recipe; and always space for more.

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  • I normally use fava beans not burgulll in my falafel but it’s a great idea too

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  • LOve a good falafel thanks for sharing

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  • This just looks so delectable, I want to eat it now. Might make this on the long weekend.

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  • I’ve never tried these and I probably won’t either. Does look very tasty and healthy though

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  • I tried falafels for the first time on Christmas Day. They had been made for a vegan guest and it was a great opportunity for me to try. I really liked them as an alternative.

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  • Wonderful recipe – these were a favourite in our house, must make them again. Thanks for sharing.

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  • What’s khurgul?

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  • Never had them before. Thank you for sharing

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  • Hubby loves falafel so will need to make this for him. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Looks great. Not sure what burghul is though.

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  • I’d rather try these first before I tried to make them.

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  • Yum ! Beautiful food for vegetarians and non-vegetarians :)

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  • I’m not that experienced with falafel so would prefer to try before I made it so I know what it should taste/look like!

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  • such a delicious, light dinner for Summer

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