So while on the hunt for vegetarian meal ideas, I decided to try my hand at making falafel’s. These are actually very simple and really inexpensive to make. I make them into small patties so that the little ones can easily manage them. Unlike other falafels I’ve had, these have a soft inner consistency so they are ideal for babies to suck and gum on. L had at least 3 of these and we had to stop Baby I after her fourth! You can also eat these cold so they would be ideal for lunchboxes too.
What you will need;
1 can of chickpeas
A large handful of fresh coriander
A handful of parsley
1 tbsp of tahini
salt and pepper to taste
4 cloves of garlic(puréed)
4 tbsp of plain flour/ gluten free flour
1 1/2 tsp cumin
Coconut oil/ grapeseed oil for frying
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until well combined. Place in a bowl,cover and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours. I actually chilled mine overnight and they were perfect. Heat 1-2 spoons of coconut butter in the frying pan on a medium heat. Dust hands with flour and start by taking small amounts of the mixture and rolling into balls in your hands. If the mixture is too wet just add a little flour to your hands. Flatten the balls slightly to make them into patties. Fry on a medium to high heat until brown on both sides. Allow to cool slightly before serving to the little ones! And that’s it! Healthy, cheap and easy!
Hope you enjoy!
Bye for now!