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The recipe for the most popular oriental meatballs? The chickpea falafel


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How to make perfect felafel? Today we give you the recipe with all the tricks necessary for the preparation of these oriental meatballs.

Ready to heat the pans? Let’s find out what felafel are and how easy it is to make them in your kitchen.
Raise your hand if you love meatballs madly. Fun, practical to taste, very good.
Today we will understand how to make one of the best known vegan recipes, chickpea falafel: the original recipe of the Middle Eastern dish. The ingredients are simple and healthy , and their mix is ​​delicious. It is an original recipe of the Arab tradition, which however is found more and more often in our rotisseries and in the fridge counter of supermarkets.
Making them at home is very simple, cheap, and above all the tasty result.

We will see how to prepare chickpea falafel at home in a few minutes and also how to store them to organize a last-minute snack. These delicious spiced chickpea meatballs are excellent as an aperitif, appetizer, or as a complete meal when paired with other vegetables. It is a convenient idea to carry out when receiving guests, because they can be prepared hours in advance, especially if you decide not to fry the falafel in a pan but to prepare the falafel in the oven . You can serve them hot , wrapped inpita bread , and season them with a sesame seed salt, or the classic yogurt sauce, for a fresher touch.

The advice for perfect success is knowing how to dose spices carefully . Follow our doses for a perfect balance of taste.

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Preparation of chickpea falafel

1. Take the precooked chickpeas and rinse them well.
2. In a blender, coarsely chop the parsley, onion, garlic clove and spices.
3. Add the chickpeas to the mixer and blend until you get a smooth and homogeneous mixture .
4. Prepare a dish, which will welcome your meatballs.
5. Create the meatballs with the mixture. First make a ball, then press them slightly in the center, and place them on the plate.
6. Let your meatballs rest for an hour in the fridge , this step will make them more compact in cooking, do not skip it.
7. Finally prepare a pan with the oil and heat it. Fry the meatballs until they are dark golden in color.
8. Soak up the excess oil of the meatballs on the kitchen paper, and then serve as you prefer.

If you don’t want to fry, you can arrange the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the meatballs with plenty of oil and cook for 20 minutes at 180 ° C in the oven .

storage

The felafel can be stored for 3 days in the fridge , in an airtight container, or frozen, they can be kept in the freezer for 3 months .


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