Mediterranean Falafel

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Tools:  A Food Processor, A Baking Pan (optional), Deep Pan

Makes 12 falafels

Ingredients:

2 cups chickpeas, soaked for 12 hours (Do not use canned)

1/2 medium onion

3 cloves garlic

1 tbsp tahini

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1/4 cup fresh dill

3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp quinoa flour

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Tahini Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon tahini

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Direction:

1.) Add the pre-soaked chickpeas, baking powder, cumin, tahini, fresh garlic, parsley, dill, onion, sesame seeds, olive oil, salt & pepper into a food processor and blend until mixture resembles a thick paste. 

2.) To shape the falafel, scoop tablespoonfuls of the  falafel mixture and shape them into your hand creating a circular shape (about 1/2 inch in thickness each.) 

3.) Place onto parchment paper and put them into the freezer for 30 minutes. (this will help the falafel hold their shape when cooking )

4.) In a medium saucepan, add 2 cups of oil. Fry falafel approximately 3-4 minutes per batch, flipping over at least once.

5.) Fry falafels until golden-brown (approximately 3-4 minutes per batch), then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Season with salt. 

BEST ENJOYED IN WARM  PITA BREAD OR DIPPED INTO TAHINI SAUCE.

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