Welcome again to the home of Easy Healthy Recipes on Budget, Today i will guide you how to make “Air Fried Herby Falafels”. I made this Delicious recipe a few days ago, and I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it with my family. It came out very tasty and flavorful.
Don’t worry it’s easy! This delicious healthy recipe is easy to make and i walks you through the steps and all the ingredients on how to make it!
2 cups chickpeas (use approx 3/4- 1 cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight in a large bowl on kitchen counter, then dried thoroughly using a kitchen towel)
3 green onions roughly chopped
2 cups firmly packed herbs using leaves and tender stems ( I used equal parts dill, cilantro, & parsley)
2 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (130 grams)
1-2 T of chickpea flour
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
package of flatbread/gyro bread/pocketless pita
Pocketless Pita Bowl: place pita in microwave 20-30 seconds so it becomes pliable. Using a small oven safe ramekin or bowl, gently drape pita over inverted bowl. Bake at 400 till warmed & holds its shape (approx 5 min)
For the Falafels: What you do:
🧡 Using food processor: Pulse chickpeas till they become finely chopped. Place chickpeas in a bowl set aside. Wipe container clean
🧡Add the herbs & seasoning & pulse till finely chopped/ leaving some texture. Next add puree, chickpeas, & chickpea flour. Pulse to mix evenly. Season to taste.
🧡Place In fridge 15 min to meld flavors
🧡Meanwhile, In a non-stick pan over med/low heat add panko & s/p, heat till golden, stirring occasionally being careful not to burn approx 5-7 min. Turn off heat.
🧡 Using a cookie scoop or spoon make falafel patties approx 1 T each. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Spray/brush both sides of falafel with a bit of neutral oil.
🧡 Next gently dredge each falafel with toasted panko from pan. Return to baking sheet. Makes approx 24 patties. If you are freezing your falafels- just place them in a freezer safe container.
🧡 Airfry at 370 F approx 15-18 min flipping half way through cook time. Cook falafels in batches. Enjoy!!
I served my falafel bowl with an Israeli Salad, hummus, & a lemon tahini dressing