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Falafels

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Really tasty. Cheap and quick to make.

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Rate this recipe 3.8/5 (98 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion
  • finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • crushed
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • washed and drained
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • handful parsley
  • (or 1 tsp dried mixed herbs)
  • 1 egg
  • beaten

Details

servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan, then fry the onion and garlic over a low heat for 5 mins until softened.

Step 2

Put the onion and garlic into a large mixing bowl with the chickpeas and spices, then mash together with a fork or potato masher until the chickpeas are totally broken down.

Step 3

Stir in the parsley or dried herbs, and season to taste. Add the egg, then squash the mixture together with your hands.

Step 4

Mould the mixture into balls, then flatten.

Step 5

Heat the remaining oil in the pan, then fry the falafels on a medium heat for 3 mins on each side, until golden brown and firm

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Great served hot or cold with couscous, pitta bread or salad!

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