Homemade Falafels

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A delicious, healthy meal - great served with hummus


Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus 35 minutes refrigeration time)
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 10 - 15


2 slices multi-grain bread, roughly broken (or cut) into small pieces
500g tinned chickpeas
2 teaspoons crushed garlic (or fresh, crushed)
1 red chili, thinly sliced
1 tbs parsley, mint, or coriander paste (or fresh)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbs sesame seeds, toasted (can be easily toasted in small frypan)
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika


Place all ingredients in food processor.

Pulse until mixture comes together (make sure ingredients are mixed but still coarse, it's best to have texture).


Transfer mixture into bowl. Work together with hands, making sure all ingredients are well combined. If mixture is too dry and falls apart, add small amounts of water as needed.

Form into small balls.

Place on plate in fridge for 35 minutes.


Cook in hot oil over medium to high heat until crispy on all sides.

Remove and drain on paper towel.

Serve with hummus, wraps and salad.

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