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Baked Falafel Goodness

Natalie Alice Zigdon6 comments1699 views


I think one of the most undeniably annoying things you’ve got going for you as a vegan is the lack of variety you get when you are actually on a budget.You crave for some substance but most of the store-bought patties can cost a fortune.

The matter itself goes pretty much haywire when you actually have a chef for a brother and an amazing  mom that cooks mouth throbbing foods every Friday, when everybody is just clobbering away during dinner and you end up eating salads and some rice for like the hundred time.

Yesterday, I’ve posted a picture on my way take for baked falafel to my Instagram and as the like meter went up the scale, I thought I would share this recipe with you sweet, sweet folks who took the time to pay me a visit. Hopefully you’ll like it just has much as I did

What you’ll need

500 gr soaked chickpeas

1 Onion

4 cloves of garlic

1 1/2 tbsp of cumin

2 tbsp of chopped coriander

1 tbsp salt

1/2 tbsp black pepper

2 slices of whole grain bread

4 tbsp sesame seed

3 tbsp black sesame seeds

1 tsp baking soda

How to?

Drain your chickpeas and put them up in your food products processor along with your garlic and onion and pulse process until grainy. When mixture is fairly even, add everything but your sesame seed inside and continue mixing it up until even and smooth. Once i to t’s smooth and divine add your sesame seeds, pulse until combined and move to another bowl.

Next step is ridiculously simple, just mold your falafely mixture into small patties and place in a 200 degree oven for 10-15 minutes and your done!image

If you want them to have more of that fried feeling id recommend drizzling a little olive oil in top before placing them in the oven, or simply frying them, though for me it kind of diminishes the entire purpose of an healthier sort of meal. And that’s its, you’re done!

Put some hummus in there. Tehini and a salad on basically whatever it is you want and you’ve got yourself one great middle eastern treat there. Enjoy!

Lots of love





Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady