Falafel

Serves Four

Preparation and Cooking  Time: 40 minutes

Looking for a recipe for an affordable meal? Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at a vegetarian dish? Well today is your day! You can’t go wrong with this simple, flavoursome falafel recipe. There are many ways that you can serve falafel, but I like to enjoy them with wraps, salad and tzatziki or sour cream.

Ingredients

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1 Can of Chickpeas

1 Onion

2 Cloves of Garlic

½ a Chilli

Herbs (I like to use oregano)

1 Lemon

Oil

Salt and Pepper

Flour

Approximate Cost of Dish: £1.20

 

Method

  1. Chop and deseed your half chilli and add to a food processor.

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2. Slice your onion in half, removing the outer paper-like layer and add to the food processor.

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3. Peel two cloves of garlic and add to the food processor.

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4. Add your herb of choice, fresh or dried, to the food processor (I like to use oregano).

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5. Blitz the ingredients together until they become finely chopped. This should take roughly two minutes.

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6. Add the contents of the food processor to a frying pan with a little oil, and sauté over a low heat.

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7. To the now emptied food processor, add a can of drained and washed chickpeas. Blitz until they form a lumpy paste.

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8. Squeeze 1 lemon into the chickpeas.

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9. Take the onion, chilli, garlic and herbs from the frying pan and add to the blitzed chickpeas and lemon.

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10. Mix all of the ingredients again in the food processor until they are combined.

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11. Add two table spoons of flour and mix it into the paste. Be careful not to over mix the flour as your falafel could become doughy.

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12. Work the mixture into small patties and roll them in flour.

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13. Fry the small patties, now covered in flour, until they turn golden brown.

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