Crunchy baked falafel (cutlets) - Toddler-Friendly! Oil-Free!

Prep Time
8 hours
Cook Time
20 minutes
2 servings

Falafel is a deep-fried ball, or a flat or doughnut-shaped patty made from ground chickpeas. Herbs, spices, and onion or garlic are commonly added to the dough. It is a very famous Middle Eastern dish that most likely originated in Egypt.

Here is a mildly spiced and extremely light falafel in its baked avatar.

It can be served as a snack or crushed and stuffed into a warp with sauces of your choice.

  • Kabuli chana: ½ cup
  • Garlic: 3 cloves
  • Green chili: 1 no(optional)
  • Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Celery: 1 tbsp(chopped)
  • Coriander: 1 tbsp(chopped)
  • Lime juice: 1 tsp
  • Rock salt: to taste
  • Soak Kabuli chana in a lot of water for about 8 hours/ overnight.
  • Drain and rinse the kabuli chana and cook until soft. Drain and allow to cool. Ensure no water at all.
  • Blend garlic, green chili, cumin seeds, celery, coriander, salt, lime juice and boiled chana until coarsely ground.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and mix lightly.
  • Shape the falafel into patties, or as roughly shaped cookies.
  • Bake in an oven at 200°C for 10 minutes and flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes or until you see them turn golden brownOR
  • Cook on a tawa until crisp or browned on both sides.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dip.
  • TryTri-colour hummusorsesame tahini

Wellcure Tip:

  • Use spices and herbs of your choice.
  • Use pepper in place of green chili.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: legumes
  • Chickpeas are your legume category. This is whole foods and a great addition to much-needed protein and fiber.
  • Since they are baked and are oil-free they are healthier.

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