Falafel

Falafel

This Middle Eastern snack is great for vegetarians.

By , 21 September 2015
Falafel
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 25p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 58g serving contains
  • Fat med
    8.1g
    12%
  • Saturates med
    1.1g
    6%
  • Sugars low
    0.6g
    1%
  • Salt med
    0.2g
    3%
  • Energy 477KJ 114KCAL
    6%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 822kJ/197kcal.
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 egg yolk
Method
  • Heat 1 tbsp of the oil and cook the onion until soft. Add the garlic, cumin and coriander and cook for another minute, stirring.

  • Tip into a large bowl and add the chickpeas. Mash with a potato masher until completely crushed.

  • Add the parsley and egg yolk. Divide into 12 and shape into 1cm-thick cakes.

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on a plate lined with two layers of kitchen paper. Serve hot or cold.