25 May 2015

Healthy vegan Falafel





Falafel (if you don't know) is a veggie burger, Falafel is a traditional Arab food (I think this is my second or third falafel recipe I post). These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with humus.

When falafel is made the traditional way is indeed a great   source of protein for people who have cut meat of their diet.

And if you top it with lettuces or veggies in a pita it becomes filling and nourishing meal.
BTW my daugther say this is the best Falafel recipe I have made and you know she is a vegetarian!
We ate with salads this day and I love with some lettuce leaves but in a pita bread is perfect too!


source:  Alltopfood.com







Ingredients

1  1/2 cups dry, chickpeas
(let them soak overnight)
1 carrot grated
1 diced onion
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
4 tablespoon normal flour
 3 o 4 cloves garlic mashed
1/2 tsp caraway seeds ground
1 tsp paprika powder
salt and pepper
Oil

Method

Take chickpeas and blend using a food processor until a paste like consistency is achieved.
Put the chickpea paste in a bowl and blend all the other ingredients together in the food processor except the oil.
Mix the ingredients in the bowl with chickpea paste.

Take small amounts of the mixture and fold them into patties.
Take a friying pan and heat some oil.(medium heat)
Fry the patties both sides until they are golden in color.
You can also choose to bake the patties  but the baking process take more longer than frying.
Line a plate with a paper towel and put the falafels on them so they absorb the oil
Serve hot.
With salads or in a pita bread.



Print recipe here








En español
Falafel







Me encantan los falafel, mi hija es vegetariana asi que siempre veo recetas que no sean con carne o pollo.
No se si es la segunda o tercera receta que publico de falafel.
Pero esta dijo la Espe que era la que más le ha gustado.
El Falafel es una comida propiqa del Meido Oriente pero bastante conocida. 
Es como una hamburguesa vegetariana, se puede comer con ensaladas (me encanta con lechuga) o en pan pita queda super buena.
Es básicamente de garbanzos que se dejan remojando el dia anterior y se muelen bien y se hace una pasta y despues se hacen como pequeñas hamburguesas.







Ingredientes

1 taza y media de garbanzos secos que se dejan remojando , se cuelan y se muelen hasta tener una pasta consistente.
1 zanahoria cruda rallada
1 cebolla picada fina.
1/2 taza de perejil picado.
4 cucharadas de harina normal.
3 o 4 dientes de ajo molidos.
1/2 cucharadita de comino molido
1 cucharadita de paprika en polvo
sal y pimienta a gusto
aceite para freir 

Preparación

A la mañana siguiente de haber remojado los garbanzos pasarlos por colador y molerlos en un procesador (o en 1,2,3)
hasta tener una pasta de garbanzos.
Poner en un bowl esta pásta de garbanzos y agregarle los demás ingredientes (menos el aceite).

Tomar paqueñas porciones para hacer como unas hamburguesas pero no muy grandes.
reservar.
Calentar en un sartén  un poco de aceite para freir los falafels.
Freir por ambos lados hasta que esten dorados.
Dejar en papel absorbente sobre un plato.
Tambien se pueden hacer al horno en una bandeja rociando un poco de aceite pero demoran mucho más.
Servir calientes.
Pueden servirse en pan pita (calentar el pan antes.
O acompañarlos con ensaladas.

82 comments:

  1. Falafel is on of my favorites. I have never made it before so I am going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Thanks Geraldine, we really enjoyed this recipe with my daughter!

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  2. I would love to reach in and take one. Looking good.

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    1. I hope your mom is doing well.

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    2. Thanks dear, she is Ok but had a terrible cold but is etter now!

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  3. LOVE falafels! Soaked (not cooked) chickpeas give best results. Treat for vegetarians and non-vegetarians ;-)

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    1. Yes and I love this recipe.Here all love falafels!
      And Im agree is for vegetarian and non-vegetarians!

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  4. Yum! My wife used to make a recipe like that. Looks great, Gloria.

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  5. have to make your falafils... so tempting...

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  6. Hy Gloria; i wake up and your falafel makes me hungry !
    Bises

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  7. Hi...
    You know last night I just put the chickpeas to soak for make a soup but now that I read your recipe,I will take some to make the falafel :)
    Thanks for sharing !!

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    1. I love chickpeas soup! One of my favorites!!

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  8. Gloria, falafel are so delicious!!!!
    love yours.
    Besos

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  9. Those look very tasty Gloria! Must try! xoxo

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  10. They look very delicious and good for you too, Gloria.

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  11. Mi piacciono molto queste ghiotte polpettine, brava Gloria!!!!

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  12. Oh I love falafel! I made them once a long time ago, thanks for reminding me, it's time for me to make them again!

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  13. Plenty of leaves for me and carrots too, I can turn orange more at my zoo lol

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    1. Yes when I put leaves Pat I remember you lol:))

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  14. I've never made homemade falafel... they look and sounds fantastic!

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  15. Ma devono essere ottimi! amo i burger vegetariani! :-) a presto.. baci

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  16. Que ricos Gloria!! Te diré que nunca los he hecho así que me estrenaré con esta receta, me la apunto, gracias!. Besos

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  17. I love veggie burgers Gloria and yours look super delicious!! My very best to you dear!! XO, Mary

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  18. My father makes excellent falafel. I always have some of his mixture in my freezer, just to take out and fry. Love it.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. What nice your father make falafel Amalia, I begin to make some years ago when my daugther wants veggie burgers!
      Is a nice idea frozing I think!!
      xo

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  19. Falafel are delicious but I have only bought them in shops so far. I do fancy the idea of making my own. So much better though. Anything you buy in supermarkets in loaded with salt and too much fat. Thank you for this great recipe. Ciao ciao baci :-)

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    1. Alida you have to try this recipe cara, I think you would love, Yes in supermarkets some foods have a lot of salt and fat Im agree.!
      Baci cara!

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  20. I love falafel too but have not made it myself yet. I would love to try it soon.

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  21. We just had falafel for dinner, though ours came from a mix. I would love to try making it from scratch!

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    1. Thanks Inger!! I have to buy more chickpeas now:)

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  22. Complimenti Gloria, queste falafel sono una vera bontà di profumi e sapori!
    Bravissima!!!
    Un caro abbraccio Laura<3<3<3

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  23. I love falafel... I've kept your recipe.... I'll surely do this! Basitos!!!

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  24. Falafel is a favorite of ours...I confess I've only made it once though. Will be trying your recipe now..looks great, Gloria!

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  25. Mai fatto le falafel, le dovrò provare! mi piacciono i piatti vegetariani :)

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  26. Oh WOW...these look so delicious...and I try to eat vegetarian as often as I can.
    I will definitely be trying these!
    Thank you so much.:)

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Ygraine this is a really good recipe and good for you!
      Big hugs!!
      xoxox

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  27. Mi piacciono i burger vegetariani.

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  28. must try this looks easy and flavorful

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    1. Is really easy and so good Rebecca!

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  29. I have never made falafel, but I need to ASAP! If this recipe is the best one yet, I'll definitely give it a try. I need more protein in my diet so this would make a perfect lunch :)

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! Tell me if you like this recipe!:))

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  30. Gloria, More power to those who want to eat vegan style...but I'm sticking with beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish and turkey! We do have a couple of vegetarians and a vegan in the family but I'm a died in the wool carnivore. I would try falafel if someone made it for me... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. aww David dear I know you love meat lol
      How are you doing?

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  31. Hi Gloria,

    This is yummy! This is my kind of food :D

    Zoe

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  32. Anch'io le faccio ogni tanto, perchè mi piacciono un sacco. Complimenti

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  33. Dear Gloria, This is a favorite of mine. It is a great meatless meal. xoxoxo Catherine

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  34. Falafel is DELICIOUS! I like to make this, but I cheat and purchase the mix. (All you have to do is add water, wait for it to hydrate and then fry). Your version looks delicious...YUM!!!

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  35. Thanks for providing such a very nice information,it is really good details
    veg manchurian recipe

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  36. I love falafels. I definitely have to make this recipe! I am wanting some already. :) Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pictures!
    ~Jess

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  37. I never eaten falafels before, but they are on my list to try. I do love chickpeas, so I have a feeling I would love the falafels too.

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    1. If you love chickpeas sure you would like these falafels Dawn!

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  38. So tasty and healthy. l have never made them from scratch but this looks like a great recipe! I love vegetarian fare.

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