Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Off-Grid Making: Falafels

I've got a new culinary obsession: falafels. Surprisingly simple to make, I've cooked up a couple of batches over the last week or so. 

1 400g tin chickpeas
1 carrot
1 white onion
clove of garlic
tsp cumin
tsp ground coriander
1 egg


Chop small and then fry onion and garlic until translucent. Grate carrot. Add cooked onions and carrot to drained chickpeas in a bowl. Add spices, salt and pepper. Mash it all together then beat in egg to bind it.

Make into little patties and fry in a finger's depth of olive oil until golden- about 3-5 minutes on each side. Place on sheets of kitchen roll to soak up excess oil. Eat with hummus and salad.

In my most recent batch I added a handful of chopped wintercress which I found growing right next to the boat. It's a pepper rocket-like wild plant and it worked pretty well in the falafels.


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  1. Replies
    1. Got it from this recipe on the BBC. Is egg not a normal ingredient in falafels?


  2. They look yummy...and easily veganized! I love falafel...

    ~Have a lovely day!