Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Baked falafel



Falafel is always a healthy snack packed with loads of protein in it... But never ever made them at home. 

The reason for not make them home are i dont like to deep fry items as i feel that it makes the goodness in them to dissappear 🙈i know i may be right or wrong. Even my mom calls me lazy for this reason but i have my own reasons for not deep frying things... 

But i made these as baked falafel which was so healthy and tasty as the fried ones. So i will be making these more often now... 


Ingredients 

1 cups dried black/white channa (soaked for12- 24 hours) 

3 garlic cloves

1/2 onion

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp cayenne or chilli powder

1 cup fresh cilantro

Salt to taste

½ tsp black pepper powder

½ tsp baking soda

1/2 lemon juice

4 tbsp olive oil

Method

Put the channa (i used black channa) in a large bowl and cover with water and Soak for 12-24 hours. (you should be able to break them apart between your fingers.)

Heat the oven to 375 F/190 C. 

Drain the channa and transfer them to a food processor/blender with rest of the ingredients and pulse until everything is minced but not pureed. 

Keep scrapping down the sides and add water tablespoon by tablespoon only if necessary, but try to keep the mixture as dry as possible. 

Taste and adjust the seasoning. 

Grease a large baking tray with 2 tbsp of the oil.

Roll the mixture into balls, then flatten them into thick patties. Put the falafel on the prepared pan and brush the tops with the remaining 2 tbsp oil. 

Bake until golden all over, 10 to 15 minutes on each side.

I served these with some guacamole which gave it a more healthy twist... 

Serve hot...