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Falafels Recipe

Updated on January 19, 2014

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Falafel...what this world is coming to...

Chickpeas are garbanzo beans

in case you didn't know,

chock full of the best protein

to keep you on the go.


Tahini paste is trickier,

it isn't all that common,

you won't find it in Albertsons

like you would Top Ramen.


I suggest a health food store

to find this special treat,

it's kitty-corner bulgur grain

another thing you'll need.


And yes, so many stops in store

strikes me, too, as awful

--but if you skip

these shopping trips

you'll miss these great falafels.

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The Ingredients:

Recipe in Rebus:

grab the yoghurt, tahini paste, and lime to prepare the dressing
grab the yoghurt, tahini paste, and lime to prepare the dressing
squeeze lime juice into yoghurt
squeeze lime juice into yoghurt
tahini paste separates when stored, so be sure to blend well before beginning
tahini paste separates when stored, so be sure to blend well before beginning
add the tahini paste, and mix well
add the tahini paste, and mix well
refrigerate for now
refrigerate for now
left to right, top to bottom, garlic, scallions, and cilantro prep - set aside for now
left to right, top to bottom, garlic, scallions, and cilantro prep - set aside for now
start water to boil for bulgur
start water to boil for bulgur
add bulgur
add bulgur
reduce to simmer, and cover cooking until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes
reduce to simmer, and cover cooking until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes
meanwhile, warm the garbanzos beans. Heat breaks down some of the fibers in the bean, so this step is essential for quality control
meanwhile, warm the garbanzos beans. Heat breaks down some of the fibers in the bean, so this step is essential for quality control
drain beans. Assemble cilantro, scallions, garlic, cumin, baking powder, and flour. Process beans and ingredients until smooth
drain beans. Assemble cilantro, scallions, garlic, cumin, baking powder, and flour. Process beans and ingredients until smooth
add bulgur to bean paste
add bulgur to bean paste
mixing well
mixing well
Using a  ¼ cup measure, drop patties into sizzling pan (on med-hi heat)
Using a ¼ cup measure, drop patties into sizzling pan (on med-hi heat)
The mixture will be wet...
The mixture will be wet...
cook 2-3 minutes each side, until nicely browned
cook 2-3 minutes each side, until nicely browned
time to make the sammies. Assemble dressing, sprouts, tomatoes and flatbread
time to make the sammies. Assemble dressing, sprouts, tomatoes and flatbread
apply a nice layer of dressing, and add 2 patties
apply a nice layer of dressing, and add 2 patties
like so...
like so...
add tomato slices
add tomato slices
add some sprouts, and bend that bad boy---
add some sprouts, and bend that bad boy---

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 sandwiches with 2 patties each

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 oz) cans garbanzo beans, heated & drained
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • ½ cup bulgur
  • 1 TBSP. tahini paste
  • 1 TBSP. lime juice
  • 1 TBSP. cumin
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • Handful cilantro, stemmed & chopped
  • 4 flatbreads
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

How to Do It:

  1. Let's make the dressing first. Spoon yoghurt into mixing bowl.
  2. Add lime juice, and stir.
  3. Tahini paste will separate when stored, so be sure to mix well before adding a dollop to the yoghurt mixture.
  4. Stir well, and refrigerate for now. Prep and dice the veggies: garlic, scallions & cilantro, and set aside for now.
  5. Boil water for the bulgur, and once boiling, add the grains.
  6. Cover, reducing heat. Cook until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes. Once cooked, blot gently with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  7. Time to cook the chick peas. These beans have a fiber in them that breaks down when heated, so be sure to include this step. Once heated, drain the liquid.
  8. Time to make the falafel patties. Grab your Cuisinart, and assemble your ingredients to be processed as follows: garbanzo beans, scallions, cilantro, water, cumin, pepper, baking soda, and garlic. Add incrementally, blending to a smooth paste.
  9. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  10. Mix in the bulgur, blending well.
  11. Using a ¼ cup measure, drop patties into a sizzling pan over medium-high heat. The mixture will be wet, not doughy. Cook the patties 2-3 minutes each side, or until lightly browned.
  12. While the patties cook, assemble a mise en place for sandwich prep. This includes the dressing, the flatbread, tomatoes and sprouts.
  13. Coat bread evenly with a generous dollop of dressing, and arrange 2 patties on one side.
  14. Top with tomatoes and sprouts, fold over, and there it is there. An easy, peasy plate that's palate pleasing, too. :)

Boom! Falafel Heaven!

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    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      4 years ago from California

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      thank you, DDE! These are yummy, and give you tons of energy, too. :)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Falafels Recipe looks a tasty meal and I enjoy unique recipes.

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      4 years ago from California

      thanks, Chitrangada. I am trying some new avenues. :) I am really happy to read this. :)

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This looks very nutritious and innovative and I mean it. A complete package of taste and good health, if I may say so.

      Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      4 years ago from California

      Wow, really? That makes me feel just great, Kids Craft! :) :) :) It IS super easy, isn't it? Just like regular, with a few extra splashes.

      thanks for making my day. :)

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      kidscrafts 

      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Another great recipe, Charron! For me it has the advantage also to have a new vegetarian recipe for one of my sons :-)

      By the way, I prepared your "Cranberry Sauce Recipe" for Christmas and everybody enjoyed it. So this is the new way I will prepare the cranberry sauce from now on :-)

      Have a great week!

    • CharronsChatter profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Robiscoe 

      4 years ago from California

      Well bless your heart, LA Mom! I'd love to see your recipe, too, as I think there are many ways to make these tasty, healthy treats. Thanks for your kind remarks. :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Charronschatter, this recipe looks awesome. Falafels is a favorite of mine so I'm definitely pinning this.

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