Ingredients for 4 people
- 250 g dried chickpeas
- 2 Tsp chia seeds
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 2 Tsp of chopped flat leaf parsley
- 2 Tsp of chopped coriander
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground powder coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 Tsp flour
- oil to fry
leave chickpeas over night in a large bowl filled with cold water.
the next day, drain and dry the chickpeas well and pour them into a food processor. add in onion, parsley, garlic, chia seeds and coriander. mix everything together until everything is finely chopped, but not too mushy.
add in the spices (coriander, cardamom, cumin), baking powder, salt, flour. mix using a wooden spoon until combined and smooth. cover the mixture and leave in the fridge for about 1 hour.
fill a pan with enough oil for your falafel to fry. heat the oil up to 180°C.
in the meantime with wet hands press 1 tablespoon of the mixture in your hand to form a little ball of about 4cm.
sprinkle the balls with chia seeds and fry for 4 minutes (until well-browned)