Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh, stop felafeling about.

So a couple of things...I never spell felafel right the first seven times. I seem to have a memory that a while ago someone was all "have you shared your lemon bar recipe with us" in the comments. And I have been meaning to get back to the, yes I have. It's here. However, there is a distinct possibility that my memory is flaking - and maybe it wasn't the lemon bar recipe at all that they were after.

However, I know someone (Hi Emily!) wanted this recipe a felafel lot. (I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. I tried. I did.)

So, this is the recipe I've been using most recently and I find it quite delicious but I'm never 100 per cent satisfied in my felafel recipes. Anyhoo, here it is.

You'll need:

1 can of chickpeas
3 T of tahini
1 egg
2 T lemon zest
1.5 t of cumin
1 t lemon juice
1 crushed garlic clove
1 t ground coriander
.5 t chilli powder
1/4 cup flour (in my case gluten free)
2 T grated onion (or because I'm lazy 1/2 an onion I pulse in the food processor)
1 T dried parsley (which I've never used because we never have any on hand so I sub any green herb that is available).
.5 t baking powder

Step 1. Pulse chickpeas, tahini, egg, lemon zest, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, coriander, chilli powder and salt in the food processor. Now one could make an extra step for herself and put this in a bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients like the recipe suggests....or you could just then add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and pulse a few more times.  Refrigerate until ready to shallow fry.

Step 2. Fry in oil for about 3 minutes on each side. 

I like to then eat the felafel with some lettuce/salad with some kind of yogurt/lemon sauce is extra delicious.

How do you like your felafel?


  1. So I have a super tiny food processor. As in, a food processor for ants. So I would end up with felafels for ants. Sigh, maybe it's time to upgrade...

  2. LOL rooth, at least you have a food processor. Just shows how great I am in the kitchen *rolls eyes at self*

  3. Lol @ rooth, that made me giggle. Maybe the ants would appreciate a felafel?

  4. I do so love, sorry, I mean felafels. But I do not eat eggs, I will have to use a substitute. I use this mix:
    Easy and yum!

    BTW work has been crazy busy! I have not had a chance to read many blog posts. What did I miss?! :)

  5. I like the idea of this, but I'm pretty sure I'd mess it up, some how.

    I've been using more pepodo (I'm not sure how its spelled..but very sweet red peppers from Arizona) to stuff humus in to eat, as of late. That's really good.

  6. YUM!!! I'm sure felafel will go perfectly with Dessert Day creations. Perhaps I should make some for tomorrow night's dinner ;)

  7. I love felafel, falafal, falefel? I never know what on earth it was until now but I tried it in a sandwich from Starbucks once and thought is was yummy!

  8. Oh yum those lemon bars look so good, thanks for sharing!

  9. Yay! Thanks for sharing! I'm falafel excited about this. :)

  10. I love felafel but I haven't had it in SO long. Maybe I should try your recipe soon :)

    Happy Friday!

    PS - I'd LOVE to see that photo of your great-grandmother and her headdress!

  11. Sweet reipice. I don't think I've had felafel ::googles:: Well I've had them but never made them. Look forward to this!

  12. Oh dear - @rooth, a food processor for ants! Not ideal at all - I bet a potato masher would work just as well.

  13. You know i have never had a falafel?! Maybe I need to change that. Sounds tasty.