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How To Make Falafel: A Simple Recipe To Help You Make The Middle Eastern Dish At Home

27/11/2015 14:43 GMT | Updated 27/11/2015 16:59 GMT

Falafel is a tasty treat made from chickpeas and a shed load of herbs and spices.

The Middle Eastern delicacy can be pretty costly to buy from the supermarket, which is why we're going to show you how to make it. Right now.

You will need:

  • 260g tinned chickpeas

  • 1/2 red onion

  • A handful of fresh parsley leaves

  • 1 tbsp dried coriander leaves

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 small carrot, grated

  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 250c.

2. Drain the tinned chickpeas, chop the red onion and put in a food processor.

3. Add a handful of fresh parsley leaves, the coriander, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, grated carrot and two tbsp olive oil.

4. Add salt and pepper and then blend together until completely combined.

5. Coat the baking tray with 2 tbsp olive oil. Use a tablespoon to scoop out some falafel mix, and mould into a ball shape using clean hands. Place in the tray.

6. Once all the mixture has been shaped into balls, pop into the oven and bake for 13 minutes.

7. Take the tray out, flip the balls over and bake for another 13 minutes, until slightly brown and crisp on the outside.

Bon appétit!

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