Ever since I got a food processor for Valentines Day I have been making so many things that I've never been able to make before and high up on my list was falafels. I didn't follow a particular recipe for these, I sort of made it up as I went along but they tasted so good. I had mine with salad, mayo and a pitta bread but I can imagine these would be lovely with all sorts of accompaniments, hot or cold.
1 400g can of chickpeas
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 an onion
The juice of half a lemon
Combine all of the ingredients (except the chickpeas) and blend until smooth.
Add the chickpeas to the wet mixture and pulse until they are broken up but not completely blended to the texture of hummus.
When the mixture looks similar to the above, take out a tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. This recipe makes around 8 falafel balls depending on how big you want them. Mine were golf ball size.
Spray with frylight or the equivalent and bake at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20 minutes until golden. You can also shallow fry these but I find them healthier baked this way.
Serve hot or cold. These will keep in the fridge for about a week.
Let me know if you try this recipe!