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Spicy Chickpea and Carrot Falafels



12 portion(s)

  • 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 birdseye chillis (stalk removed)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons chickpea flour (besan flour)
  • 1 tablespoon cummin powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika, smoked
  • 2 egg whites
  • salt (Himalayan)
  • black ground pepper
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil (for deep frying)
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place carrot, onion and chillis in TM bowl and chop for 4 seconds on sp 5.


  2. Add rinsed and drained chickpeas, egg whites, paprika, cummin, flour, salt and pepper.  Mix 3 seconds on sp2.

  3. Make into 12 balls or pat flat in palm of your hands to resemble falafel shape. 

  4. Roll in Panko breadcrumbs. 

  5. Deep fry in hot oil until golden.  Then drain on kitchen paper before serving. 


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Note :  if the mixture is still sticky, you can add a tablespoon of fresh breadcrumbs.  I use Panko breadcrumbs to coat as it gives the falafels a lovely crunchy coating. 

You can also leave out the chilli if you want to serve to the kiddies. 

Don't forget you can do this with any vegetable you have (sweet potato, potato, peas, etc.)  You can even add parmesan cheese (30g).   Just make sure you add the can of chickpeas!!

For the Gluten free option - add brown rice flour, gluten free plain flour, chickpea flour, gluten free fresh breadcrumbs.

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  • These were so easy and tasted great, well done!

    Submitted by Eazy_dayzzzz on 27. March 2017 - 02:48.

    These were so easy and tasted great, well done!

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