How to make Falafel in three ways

How to make non-fried falafel / Falafel Appe / Baked Falafel

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       Falafel, the ultimate Mediterranean street food, which is most often served stuffed into pita bread. It is a simple, healthy and protein-rich meal and everyone's favorite too! These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus and tahini sauce.
        When falafel is made the traditional way, is indeed a vegan food, it’s a great source of protein for people who have cut meat out of their diet or who are vegetarian. It’s relatively low in fat and has no cholesterol if you fry it in heart-healthy oil. And if you top it with veggies in a pita, it becomes a filling and nourishing meal! Best way to make a falafel pita, start with a layer of hummus deep inside the pocket, then add the falafel, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and hot sauce and lastly top with a thin layer of tahini sauce.
         Today I have prepared it by using three methods, such as non fried falafel (Falafel Appe), Baked Falafel and Fried Falafel.
          We loved this nonfried version and which is low in fat and high in protein and has no cholesterol.


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Preparation Time : 15 Minutes ; Cooking Time :15 Minutes.


Each Falafel Appe Contains 40 Calories.

Ingredients :
  1. Chickpeas 1 cup, soaked overnight
  2. Onion ½ cup, chopped
  3. Garlic 3 cloves, minced
  4. Almond flour 1 tbsp
  5. Cumin powder 1 tsp
  6. Coriander powder 1 tsp
  7. Black Pepper 1 tsp
  8. Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  9. Green chilli 1
  10. Salt 1 tsp
  11. Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  12. Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  13. Olive oil 4 tsp
  14. Water 2 tbsp if needed

Recipe :

  1. In a grinder / food processor add chickpeas, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, black pepper and red chilli powder, green chilli, salt, lemon juice, flour, and grind it to make fine paste.
  2. Now, add olive oil 1 tbsp and grind it again. (If needed add 1 to 2 tbsp water).
  3. Pour the mixture into the
    bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and freeze it for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove dough from the freeze and take a spoonful of batter and by rolling in between your palms make small balls.
  5. Heat the appe pan or skillet and add a drop of oil in each of its grooves.
  6. Now add prepared falafel balls in each groove.
  7. Cover the pan with plate and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on Medium to low flame.
  8. Flip the falafel balls with help of spoon or chopsticks and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Take out the roasted falafel in a plate and similarly prepare the rest as well.
  10. Tadaa, healthy and delicious falafel appe are ready to serve. Serve hot with hummus, baba ganoush or with tahini sauce. Enjoy!!!

Baked Falafel :
  1. Bake Falafel at 400 F for 10 to 12 Minutes each side.
  2. You can give it milk wash before baking.

Frying Method :
  1. Fry them in a hot oil for about 5 minutes or until browned and
    crispy.


Dietary Comments :
Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 40.16 calories, along with carbohydrates - 5.52 g, dietary fibers - 2.04 g, fats - 1.18 g, proteins - 2.5 g.  

Health Benefits of Falafel :
  • Falafel are loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
  • Falafel are low in calories. The chickpeas and veggies inside the wrap are very low-calorie.
  • Falafel are high in fiber, you get lots of fiber from the chickpeas. The falafel is one of the highest-fiber meal, making it excellent for promoting healthy digestion!
  • Chickpeas are an excellent
    source of protein, as they are a legume, a good deal of protein and minerals with hardly any fat at all.
  • Falafel can help to reduce your risk of breast cancer, reduce post-menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, and even protect your body against osteoporosis, it's bones friendly.
  • It is gluten free, dairy free or vegan, vegetarian and loaded with lots of nutrients.
  • Serve falafel in whole-wheat
    pita bread with carrots and cucumbers or eat falafel dipped in hummus for a fiber-rich meal.

Good Time To Eat :
           It is good to eat Falafel for snack or appetizer or starter.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!








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