Easy Spinach Falafel

Easy Spinach Falafel

Easy Spinach Falafel

Ingredients

  • 400g drained chickpeas (canned)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup spinach, packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper powder
  • Sprinkle black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (40g) plain / oat / rice flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) sesame seeds
  • Sunflower / olive oil, for shallow-frying

Instructions

  1. Pour contents of canned chickpeas into a sieve, rinse with cold water under the tap, shake off excess water and set aside for later.
  2. Combine chopped onion, garlic cloves, parsley, spinach, cumin, salt, pepper and red pepper powder into a food processor. Process all ingredients together until you get a rough meal. When complete, transfer the mixture into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Next, transfer the washed chickpeas into the food processor and coarsely process. but do not make a puree. Transfer this coarsely blended mixture to the mixing bowl containing the previously prepared ingredients.
  4. Using spoon, thoroughly mix the ingredients until you get an evenly distributed mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the flour and baking powder and mix well.
  6. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into walnut-sized balls then roll in sesame seeds to coat. Place on a tray.
  7. Pour oil into a large, deep frying pan until 1cm-deep. Shallow-fry falafel in batches, turning until golden all over, then drain on paper towels.
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