Baked Falafel -vegan chickpea patties
Falafel is traditional Mediterranean chickpeas recipe.Baking it rather than frying,is a great way to reduce oil in the recipe.
baked falafel, falafel
soaked overnight, drained and cooked until one whistle (or 3 cups of canned chickpeas)
big cloves garlic
for brushing the falafel
medium green chilly
red chilli powder
Salt as per taste
Add ingredients to a food processor and process them in batches.
Scoop 2 tablespoon of mix and form patties of equal size (add more bread crumbs if the mix is not coming together to form the patties)
Refrigerate the patties for 1 hour,this help the patties to retain their shape while cooking.
Preheat oven for 5 mins at 180 deg C(fan forced)
Brush the patties with oil,Bake in an oven for 10-15 mins at 180 deg C.
Brush them again with oil and further bake until golden brown(another 15 minutes).
Turn the broiler(top grill) function of the oven and bake for further 5 minutes to get them more brown.
Allow it to rest(very important) for 10-15 minutes before serving, as they will be soft when just baked.
Serve fresh with salad,pickled onions/cucumbers,pita bread or buns &