The most basic and totally vegan recipe to make falafel balls. A speedy process if you have previously soaked chickpeas ready. Add in some herbs, spices, and seasoning, and mix everything in a blender or food processor.
Roll the mix into little balls, shallow fry in some oil, and before you know, you will be tasting the natural and tasty goodness of falafel.
Falafel balls are wholesome, healthy, and very tasty. These can be enjoyed as a snack, used as a filling in a sandwich, or even shaped like a burger patty.
The cooking of falafel balls can also be done in different ways. For example, you can deep fry or shallow fry them or even bake them. While making the dough, remember to add some oil, such as olive oil or sesame oil. This helps cook the falafel from the inside while the crust is getting fried on the outside.
Adding oil into the dough is necessary when you choose to bake the falafel to avoid any raw taste.
In this video, you will see the falafel balls getting just a little bit fried, not fully. But, actually, you are going to need to fry more than that. So, of course, you will also need to use a little more oil than what you see in the video.
Cilantro and onions are optional, and you can avoid one or both if you want, but don’t forget to use fresh lemon juice. You will appreciate the flavor it will add to the falafel.
I am sure once you try this recipe, falafel balls will become your favorite snack too. Don’t wait.
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Deep Fried Falafel Balls
See this recipe video for deep fried falafel balls. You will like this one.