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.
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 ❤