My Love for Falafel

I recently found out that I love falafels within the last two years. I went so long without eating this delicious thing, what was wrong with me?! What’s best is that it is vegan and amazing. I tried making falafels today (because I was so bored and of course had to make food) But I kinda failed at it. That’s the reason for my post today.

****I NEED HELP****

Anyone that knows who to make falafel help me! I desperately need it. I’ll tell you what I did.

Since I didn’t have chickpeas I decided to use the kidney beans that I had.

In my food processor I put:

  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • about a tablespoon and a half of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of minced red bell pepper

And all my seasonings I just eye-balled it. It was salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and chili powder.

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The thing is my mixture was wet, I mixed it too much unfortunately and when I tried to make it into a ball it was just like cake batter. I floured my hands and kept adding flour but I couldn’t add the whole bag of flour, then where would my falafel flavor be? So I made a ball as well as I could and covered it in flour and put it into the hot oil. Once it was done I let it sit and when it was cool I ate it, not as good as I wanted it to be. I just was not pleased.

In the end I just made a stuff red bell pepper.

I boiled one pepper for about 7 minutes, stuffed it with my bean mixture and topped it with some slices of mozzarella.

It came out good, I liked it. But it was falafel (so sad).

Anyway LET ME KNOW IF YOU GUYS MAKE FALAFEL AND TELL ME HOW TO DO IT PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

Have a great day,

-Love Nicole ❤

2 thoughts on “My Love for Falafel

  1. Hi Nicole! Forget about the olive oil, it is not necessary in the falafel mixture as it will make it wet and greasy. Your falafel balls will most likely be deep-fried if you don’t choose the oven-baked falafel option, so no need to add more fat than needed. Also, you must spend time to dry your chickpeas or beans with paper towel before mixing them. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in the electric mixer but finish by hand. And don’t forget that the most flavorsome falafels have lots of parsley included into the mixture. May I suggest you to check out my recipe ? Just click on https://cookingtrips.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/falafel/
    Hope you like it ! Let me know the outcome of your future trials. Enjoy!

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