Falafel Duo – Broccoli Falafel and Traditional Falafel
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Onion - 1 small, chopped
- Cumin - powder, 2 teaspoons
- Coriander seeds - 3 teaspoons, crushed
- Curry mix - 1/2 teaspoon
- Chickpeas - 2 Cups
- Mint - fresh, 1 Tablespoon, chopped
- Cilantro - fresh, 1 Tablespoon, chopped
- parsley - fresh, 1 Tablespoon, chopped
- Lemon juice - 1 Tablespoon
- salt and pepper - to taste
- Baking powder - 2 teaspoons
- Pistachios - whole, unsalted, 1 Tablespoon
- Broccoli - 3 florets, fresh
- Pita Bread - 2-3
- Greek Youghurt - 3-4 Tablespoons
I love Falafel, but sometimes I find them too dry and harsh. I was thinking of adding something to make them moister and more interesting. I decided to add broccoli to half of the mix, that's why I call this recipe a Falafel duo. Half is the classic, half has broccoli. You'll really love this recipe.
- If you are using dried chickpeas, you need to soak them in water for about 4 hours. If you are using canned ones, simply soak them and proceed to step two.
- Process the chickpeas for about 30 seconds until they are finely chopped.
- Add the garlic, onion, parsley, mint, cilantro, coriander, cumin, lemon juice, baking powder and process for 10-15 seconds. Consistency needs to be irregular and thick. Make sure not to over do it. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Process the broccoli with no liquid.
- Divide the mix in two halves. Add the broccoli to one half.
- Make small balls with your hand. If the mix is too humid, you might need to add some flour (ideally chickpea). As this recipe has two different versions, I use to different shapes to differentiate them: balls for Broccoli Falafel and cake-shape for Traditional Falafel.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer pan. Fry the falafels for about 4 minutes each, slightly moving them with a slotted spoon to avoid them getting stuck. Remove with a slotted spoon and use paper towels to dry them. Reserve.
- Serve them warm, with pita bread, hummus and Greek Yoghurt. In the picture, I used a lentil hummus with chipotle chili. Enjoy!
Falafel duo is a combination of Broccoli Falafel and traditional Falafel. The base recipe is the same, you just need to add chopped broccoli to the mix and ready.Add to Favourites