Happy Lunar New Year! It's been awhile and I've finally got some time to geek out at home. I made some falafel this afternoon to go with our family's traditional vegetarian lunch every Lunar New Year. It wasn't so traditional after all. ;)
I tried this recipe once before and Marco had approved it as well. It is super easy and all you need is a good food processor to do most of the work. I pan-fried the falafel first and then toss them into the oven.
This is definitely a healthy and tasty lunch to continue the day. Yay!
Kung Hei Fat Choy to y'all!
Servings: 3-4 persons
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Ingredients for falafel:
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh coriander
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp baking powder
4-5 tbsp flour
3 garlic cloves
1/2 small red onion
extra-virgin olive oil
1) Preheat the oven at 180-200ºC.
2) In a food processor, add chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, and coriander. Blend for half a minute to retain some raw texture. Add flour and baking powder. Season.
3) Preheat a frying pan with a little oil on medium low heat, use a tablespoon full of chickpea mixture to make a falafel ball. Pan-fry each side for about 1-2 minutes before baking. Transfer the falafels to a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil, bake the falafels for about 15-20 minutes.
Instructions for lime yogurt dressing:
1) Mix a half fresh lime juice with 2-3 tbsp greek yogurt.