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.
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.
|Cooked Green Lentils||2 cups|
|Chopped Walnut||1/2 cup|
|Chickpea Flour/Gram Flour||1/4 cup|
|Lemon Juice||1/4 cup|
|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|
|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:
|Almond butter||1 tbsp|
|Lemon Juice||1 tsp|
|Olive Oil||1 tsp|
Blend it all together, taste, adjust, add more or not, be done. Enjoy!