Falafel

What?

  • 1 small ONION
  • 1 clove GARLIC
  • 1 tablespoon CORIANDER
  • 1 bunch PARSLEY
  • 1 CARROT
  • 1 can CHICKPEAS
  • 1/2 tablespoon CINNAMON
  • 1/2 tablespoon CAYENNE PEPPER
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground CLOVES
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground NUTMEG
  • SALT to taste
  • 3 tablespoon PLAIN FLOUR, if too sticky you may need more
  • 1tablespoon BAKING POWDER
  • some LEMON JUICE (I squeezed 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon COCONUT OIL, any oil is fine

Maybe? (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon CUMIN (I didn’t add it)

How?

  1. Pre-heat oven 200°C and prepare oven tray with a baking paper sheet.
  2. Put onion and garlic into the bowl chop 3 seconds on speed 7 or until chopped.
  3. Add oil and mix 3 minutes, Varoma temperature on speed 2.
  4. Add spices and cook for a further 1 minute, Varoma temperature on speed 2.
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  5. Add carrot and parsley and chop  5 seconds on speed 5.
  6. Add chickpeas, baking powder and blend 5 seconds on speed 5.
  7. Add flour and lemon juice mix 5 – 10 seconds on speed 5 or until everything is combined.  If it is too sticky, just add a little more flour.
  8. Form mixture into 9 small patties (or 12 if you prefer smaller patties) and place into prepared oven tray.  Brush some oil, this will make them go brown.
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  9. Bake for 25 minutes, turn half way through baking and if necessary, brush more oil.
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  10. After 25 minutes they will look like this…. Enjoy!
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