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Falafel – a favourite Middle Eastern snack/appetizer was introduced to me by a girlfriend. Freshly made falafel in pita bread with some spicy condiments and salads – oh, I was in heaven..
Found an easy recipe in 1 of my recipe books collection, “The African & MiddleEastern Cookbook” recently and adapted it to suit using our newly bought Tefal Airfryer instead of deepfrying in oil was a consolation of healthier eating.. 🙂

Airfried Falafel 1

Ingredients:

  • 450g bottled or tinned chickpeas
  • 2 red onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • vegetable oil, if deep-frying
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • salad, to serve

timetable

recipe

    Serves 6
    Prep time 55 mins
    Cook time 15 mins
    Total time 70 mins
70mins
total time

Airfried Falafel

Preparation:

  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas in cold water several times and leave to drain.
  2. Prepare onions, garlic and parsley.
  3. Put chickpeas, onions, garlic and parsley into a blender together with ground coriander and cumin, baking powder and seasoning and blend till a very smooth paste.
  4. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature for at least 30 mins.
  5. Take walnut-sized pcs of mixture and flatten into small patties. Set aside again for abt 15 mins.
  6. If using Airfryer or Oven: lightly spray tray with some vegetable oil, place mixture slightly apart on tray and bake falafel at 180C for abt 12-15 mins till golden brown.
  7. If Deep-frying: Heat oil in a deep heavy pan till very hot and deep-fry in batches till golden brown.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot with a salad and/or pita breads.

Airfried Falafel 4

Airfrying or baking’s quite different from deep-frying; that’s for sure. But it’s so minor that I find I can accept it.. Still yummy airfried or baked, tho.. 🙂

This is how our Tefal Airfryer looks like:
Tefal Airfryer



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