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Falafel recipe consists of fried balls or patty (something like fritters) made from spiced chickpeas and / or fava beans. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food that is served in pita bread, either inside the bread or wrapped in flat bread....

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Servings: 4


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  • 250 g (8 oz) dried chickpeas
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup (15 g / ½ oz) chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup (15 g / ½ oz) chopped fresh mint
  • ½ cup (25 g / ¾ oz) chopped fresh coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • oil, for deep frying


  1. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl, cover with plenty of cold water and soak overnight. Drain.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, spring onion, garlic, parsley, mint, coriander, cayenne, cumin, ground coriander, baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Process batches in a processor for 30-40 seconds, or until finely chopped and the mixture holds together. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 2 hours.
  4. Press 2 tablespoons of mixture together in the palm of your hand and form into a patty. Fill a deep heavy-based pan one third full of oil and heat to 180 C (350 F), or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil browns in 15 seconds. Deep-fry the falafel in batches for 3-4 minutes, or until will browned. Drain on crumpled paper towels and serve hot with hummus.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 75g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 220  
Calories from Fat 32 15%
Total Fat 3.87g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.39g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 574mg 16%
Total Carbs 36.9g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10.8g 36%
Sugars 6.45g 4%
Protein 11.6g 19%


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