Fresh Made Green Falafel recipe with Gluten Free tip

There was this falafel joint in LA that we used to go to all the time, sadly the amazing secret for the bright green falafel could never be extracted from the cook/owner.  This recipe however is the closest I have found! enjoy the falafel with sliced tomatoes, hummus and tahini dips.  If you want a gluten free falafel use garbanzo bean flour.

Back in September Chez What Eat This posted about Fresh Falafel  This is a recipe well worth trying!
Monday, September 14, 2009

Fresh Vegetarian  falafel is like nothing else and when I say fresh I am not talking about a reconstituted dry mix. (original Post)


•1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
•1 large onion, chopped
•2 cloves of garlic, chopped
•handful of fresh parsley, chopped
•handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
•1 teaspoon coriander
•1 teaspoon cumin
•2 tablespoons flour
•Oil for frying

Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Omit this step if using canned beans.

Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, cilantro, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste), add flour and pulse in a food processor resulting in a thick paste.

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball.

Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes).


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