Quick and Easy Five-Minute Falafel Mix for a Quick Snack or Sandwich
Chickpeas make up a considerable part of the Israeli Mediterranean Diet and this easy five-minute falafel mix packs plenty of protein for a healthy snack. These kid-friendly falafel balls can be eaten on-the-go or as part of a sit-down meal.
The dry homemade falafel mix requires your chickpeas to be rinsed and dried beforehand or you can use five cups of chickpea flour (sometimes called garbanzo bean flour). You can find this in most grocery stores, Israeli shops or health food stores. The flour will form the basis of your mix. The best part of this recipe is that you can use it as crusting for chicken dishes such as Falafel-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks as well as cooking it on its own to make falafel balls.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooks in: 15 minutes for falafel balls
Ready in: 5-20 minutes
- 5 cups chickpea flour
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth-ish
- To use as a crust, let sit together in an air-tight container for several hours to allow flavors to blend together
- To make falafel balls, add 1/2 cup of hot water to 1 cup of the dry falafel mix and spritz with lemon juice. Let thicken for 15-20 minutes and then toss on a hot pan with vegetable oil. Simmer 2 minutes on each sit until firm
- Alternatively, you can roll the balls and place on a baking sheet in the oven. Pre-heat to 450°F and bake 5 minutes each side
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