Baked Felafel Recipe Regular of Vegan
You can not find a more awesome vegetarian dish than felafel-if you are tired of lettuce and tomatoes! It is enjoyed all over the world as a great fast food with a lot of nutrition. It is a great source of fiber, protein, copper, foliate and other vitamins.
This can be a great vegan dish if you just replace the eggs with a vegan replacer.
I attempted to do a baked version of this great dish. You can of course deep fry it as well.
Ingredients (makes 20 golf sized balls):
• 2 cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and dried
• 1 medium sized onion
• 2 or 3 cloves of garlic
• 1 batch of fresh cilantro
• 2 large eggs (or vegan egg replacer)
• 2 cups of bread crumbs
• 2 tablespoons of ground cumin
• 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
• 1 teaspoon of salt or to taste
• 1 lime juiced
• 1 teaspoon of ground pepper or to taste
• 2 tablespoons of baking powder ( you can use baking soda but it’ll taste different!)
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• 1 cup of water
Manually smash all the chickpeas in a mixing bowl. You want some of the texture so I recommend not to use a blender! I used a potato masher. Set it a side. In a food processor mix all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs. Add the mixture to the bowl of mashed chickpeas. Add the breadcrumbs slowly and mix it. Add water to make sure your final mix is not sticky and you can easily shape it to golf ball shapes. You can also make them like hamburger patties if you like!!!!
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Get an oven pan and add the vegetable oil to it (make sure it is even.) Place the falafel balls with gaps in between them in the pan. Place the pan in the oven and turn them over every few minutes to get an even brown tint. Depending on your oven, it will take 20-40 minutes to bake them all. Since you are baking avoid browning the falafel cause the skin becomes dry and hard.
Serve hot and enjoy with pita bread as a sandwich or keep refrigerated for the a next day salad mixer!
You can serve this with a cucumber yogurt sauce.
Or I made my own vegan Tahini Avocado sauce! See recipe here.