Gluten Free Falafel
I love coming up with meat-looking meals, but in vegan way. It just gives me joy. These falafels look like patties on sandwiches, too. Since I am somewhat gluten intolerant, I try to make my meals gluten-free. Therefore, here is what I did for gluten free falafel. Of course, it is vegan. Additionally, it can be oil-free, according to your choice.
Let’s get cooking
Here are the ingredients. As usual, I keep it simple, and substitutable. 🙂
1/2 cups dry chickpeas (300 g)
1/2 cup chopped white onion
few cloves garlic
2 Tbsp gluten-free oat flour
1 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp ground cumin, plus more to taste
1 Tsp chili
Spices of choice
1 Tbsp olive oil
Simple and Quick (unless chickpeas are dry)
I don’t usually have canned chickpeas at home, that’s why it takes forever to cook something with peas or beans. Yet, in the end, it is totally worth it. Yumm.
Firstly, we need to soak dry chikpeas in the water, overnight. Then, here comes the endless boiling time. Hah. After it is done, rinse and dump it in the food processor, along with other ingredients.
The flour measurement is not exact there. You would need to feel it for yourself, if it is strong enough to stay together. Or if it is too solid to cook.
Anyway, after mixing everything, keep it in refrigerator for 20-30 to rest.
You can fry them, or bake them. I, personally, prefer to bake them. Keep it healthy, and bake them in the oven for 20-30 more minutes.
Or, you can fry them in the frying pan. I’d say it looks more like falafel when fried, but again, I don’t recommend fried meals, as long as baked version is edible. Heat the pan for 1-2 minutes, then fry falafels 3-4 minutes, each side.
You can turn those falafels into filling, bite-size chunks, to serve it with salad.
You can make delicious sandwiches, as well. 🙂