Easy to make and good to eat on the go, I love this chickpea flour falafel recipe. Gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, and packed full of protein, it’s a chickpea-based dish that doesn’t need any special appliances to make.
As a gluten-free college student, I need good lunchbox meals that are cheap and filling. There’s no better dish than this chickpea flour falafel recipe. Gluten-free and vegan, it’s designed so I don’t need to clean up any big appliances afterward. This is a great recipe if you don’t know what to make with chickpea flour.
I have a lot of food allergies, so I like being clear about what goes into my meals. I’m happy to say this easy chickpea flour falafel recipe is:
- Soy free
It couldn’t be simpler to make. You just have to mix all the ingredients, leave for ten minutes, and then fry it up. No blending and no cutting required!
My food processor can’t handle a lot of food at once, so making falafel with traditional dried (or canned) chickpeas became really time-consuming. I’m always running late for class, so it was just an extra headache. Now, all I have to use for this simple falafel recipe is a bowl and pan!
What you need to make this chickpea flour falafel recipe
Health benefits of the main ingredients
Disclaimer: Statements regarding health benefits are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
According to WebMD, chickpeas are very high in manganese and folate. They’re a great source of protein and may help manage blood pressure and digestion. Another great way to eat chickpeas is with our red pepper hummus recipe.
Healthline says that olive oil is high in monosaturated fats and antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties, does not lead to weight gain and may help fight Alzheimer’s Disease.
Tips for making this chickpea flour falafel
This is a pretty easy recipe and shouldn’t take you long to cook. I’ve discovered the following tricks to making it.
- The hot water should not be boiling.
- Let your batter rest for ten minutes after mixing it so that everything can absorb into the flour.
- Shallow-frying your falafels will lead to them being less greasy. When you take them out of the pan, place them on a paper towel to soak up more of the oil.
- Try to eat your falafel with some sauce! Traditional sauces include tahini, tzatziki and dill sauce. I really like them with sweet chili ginger sauce.
Our chickpea flour falafel recipe (gluten-free, vegan)
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp ground coriander
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup hot water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add hot water and stir until combined.
- Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes or longer.
- Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add tablespoon scoops of batter to the pan and flatten slightly with a spatula.
- Fry on both sides until golden brown.
- Place on paper towels to drain the oil.
Do not use boiling water. Shallow-frying the falafels and placing them on a paper towel once cooked will lead to less greasy falafels. Try eating them with sweet Thai chilli sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 4 patties
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 772mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g
Nutritional information isn't always accurate and it will vary based on the specific ingredients used.
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