Falafel

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  1. dylew1

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    Anyone tried this recipe from the new SW mag? i've made them ready to cook tonight, any ideas what to have with them?

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  3. Happy Holidays

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    I've only had them for lunch & not tea, but I've had them with spinach, cucumber, tomatoes nothing too strong in taste. You could make a tomato type sauce or a potato based salad. They are very yummy :)
     
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    Could you post the recipe please? I am sitting here craving them having watched My Big Fat Diet Show

    thanks
     
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    You could stuff them in a wholemeal pitta with salad. Yum!
     
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    Ingredients
    8oz/227g dried chickpeas (i used tinned)
    1 onion finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves crushed
    2 eggs beaten
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 red chilli, deseeded & finely chopped
    a handful of fresh coriander, chopped
    a handful of fresh parsley, chopped
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    salt & pepper
    fry light
    fat free natural yoghurt flavoured with chopped mint & red chilli to serve

    1. put the chickpeas i a large saucepan of water and boil for 45 mins. Drain well. Transfer to a blender and add the onion, garlic, eggs, cumin, ground coriander, chilli & herbs. Process until you have a thick, smooth puree. Add the baking powder, season & stir well. Transfer to a bowl & chill for 1 hour or overnight.
    2. When you are ready to cook the falafel, preheat your oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7 and spray a baking sheet with Friy Light. Take small pieces of the pureed chickpea mixture and shape into balls. Flatten them out slightly and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
    3. Cook the falafel in the oven for 12-15 mins until crisp and golden. Serve immediately with a bowl of the yoghurt dip.
     
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    lovely will give these a go - sound perfect packed lunch food!

    Thank you!
     
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    I tried to make this, but for some reason my small blender was making the chickpeas smooth, so I added water and then it turned to a pate (but it tasted great) with yougurt. Instead of having it with an extra piece of bread, I just wrapped some inside the lettuce leaves and it was great!
     
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    I want to make falafels but i have the same problem its not thick and looks more like a dip! Any suggestions as to what im doing wrong?!

    Thanks
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    I've just read the ingredients & I'm pretty sure when I make them I don't add the eggs:confused: I just make them without consulting the receipe, you could try that, otherwise I'm not sure what's going wrong :)
     
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    Thank you - what consistency should it be before shaping it into balls? Sticky but mouldable? As you can imagine mine being like a dip it just fell through my fingers! lol
     
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    I haven't tried the recipe so can't comment on the texture. But if using dried chickpeas does it not say that you need to soak them overnight first?
     
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    i used canned chickpeas, do i still need to boil them?

    Might be a stupid question but might be something to do with this!! :)
     
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    No I don't think you would need to boil the canned ones as they have already been cooked.
     
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    Good then i dont know what happened lol its just like houmous! We'll ill have to make dips instead lol
     
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    Are you chilling the mixture overnight?
     
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    No but i chilled it for 2-3 hours?
     
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    OMG!!!! I love falafel!!!...gotta try these!
     
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    perhaps overnight is the trick then?
     
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    Hi,

    I have done a variation on this recipe which worked out very well (although you do need a yoghurt dip / salsa as otherwise they would be a little dry - but I find that with all falafel so nothing different there!)

    4 spring onions
    1 red chilli (optional)
    400g tin of chick peas
    2 cloves of garlic
    1 egg yolk
    2 tbsps each fresh coriander and mint
    a pinch of nutmeg
    1 tsp each cumin and coriander
    half teaspoon baking powder

    Basically chop and then blend altogether everything, make into balls, spray with frylight and bake at 220 degrees for 12-15 mins.

    I make a yoghurt dip with fat free natural yoghurt and mint sauce to taste (syn it but you don't need a lot!)

    Its really quick and yummy! Hope that helps
     
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    Thanks for this i will give it a go!!
     
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