Nobody likes a tricky, dry falafel. That’s why this recipe—from Dunja Gulin’s Falafel Endlessly: Nutritious and attractive recipes for fried, baked, uncooked, vegan and extra!—is now our new favourite. A 24-hour chickpea soak is time-intensive, however nicely well worth the wait. The ensuing falafel is tender, moist, and pairs superbly with contemporary, crisp produce and luscious tahini.
What you want:
For the falafel:
6 ounces dried chickpeas
5 tablespoons chopped onion
2 garlic cloves
1 bunch contemporary parsley, leaves solely
2 teaspoons floor coriander
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon floor cumin
⅛ teaspoon chilli powder
1½ teaspoons salt
1 cup oil, for frying
For the pita sandwiches:
4 pita pockets
Uncooked greens (corresponding to sliced tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, rocket, parsley, spring onions)
What you do:
1. Cowl chickpeas in water, and soak for 12 hours. Drain, cowl with contemporary water, and soak for an additional 12 hours. Drain, rinse nicely, and let drain once more for an additional 5 minutes.
2. For the falafel, right into a meals processor, add chickpeas and course of till a rough texture is achieved. Add remaining elements (besides the oil) and mix till combination resembles a paste. Cowl and refrigerate for not less than 1 hour.
3. Utilizing moist arms, roll chickpea combination into walnut-sized balls. Deep-fry the falafels in scorching oil for 4 minutes or till browned.
4. Heat the pita pockets, fill with greens of your selection, add falafel balls, and serve with the tahini sauce.