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What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

Kateryna YagovychFood
Falafel recipe in the oven. Source: cooking.nytimes.com

Falafels are fried chickpea ball. They can also be baked if you want a healthier dish. They are served in pita bread with various vegetables and sauces.

The idea of cooking baked falafel in the oven was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Khrystyna with the nickname kris_estet. Despite the fact that there is no meat in the dish, it turns out to be quite satisfying.

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

Ingredients:

  • chickpeas - 250 g (cooked weight)
  • garlic - 2 cloves
  • onion - 100 g
  • lemon juice from half a lemon
  • lemon zest from half a lemon
  • parsley - 30 g
  • flour - 4 tbsp
  • salt, vegetable oil

Method of preparation:

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

1. Soak chickpeas overnight.

2. Cook until soft (1.5-2 hours).

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

3. In a blender bowl, combine onion, garlic, cooked chickpeas, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.

4. Blend everything.

5. Add parsley.

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

6. Beat well again.

5. Transfer to a bowl.

6. Add flour.

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

7. Knead and shape into balls.

8. Cover a baking sheet with parchment.

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

9. Lubricate with oil.

10. Put the falafel.

11. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees.

What is falafel and what is it made of: a very nutritious dish without meat

12. Serve with Greek yogurt. You can also wrap it in pita bread.

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