Baked Falafel Green Wraps

Falafel is usually made with chickpeas and/or fave beans and fried into round balls or patties. They are served with pita bread or any flat breads and hummus or tahini based sauces.
baked-falafel

I make my own version of falafel – with green lentils instead and adding other nutrient dense ingredients. I don’t know if we can even call this a falafel or it is simply a burger or patties, whatever the name, I hope you’ll make them and enjoy them.

Ingredients Quantity
Cooked Green Lentils 2 cups
Chopped Walnut 1/2 cup
Chickpea Flour/Gram Flour 1/4 cup
Lemon Juice 1/4 cup
Garlic 3 cloves
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Olive Oil 1/4 cup
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder 1/4 tsp
Cardamon Powder 1/4 tsp
Cilantro 1 cup
Mint 1/2 cup
Salt To Taste
Flax Seeds 1/4 cup
Sesame Seeds 2 tbsp

How to cook cook cook!

  • Process all in above ingredients apart from flax and sesame seeds
    in a food processor till well combined and coarsely smooth.
  • Add the flax and sesame seeds and pulse a couple of times.
  • Spray Olive oil on a baking tray and drop dollops of the falafel
    mixture then flatten a little.
  • Spray the top surface of the falafels with some olive oil too.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350F / 180C for 12 to 15 minutes, then turn them over and bake for another 12 to 15 minutes.
  • These falafels are slightly crispy on the outside and soft inside.

I used Romaine lettuce as a wrap and served the falafels with avocado, sprouts, fresh mint and a yummy sauce made with:

Ingredients Quantity
Almond butter 1 tbsp
Tahini 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Olive Oil 1 tsp
Agave 1 tsp
Salt To Taste
Water To blend

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Blend it all together, taste, adjust, add more or not, be done. Enjoy!

This was originally published in Neeta’s Healthy Plate by Neeta Bali and republished by Delectable Reveries.

 

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