Foolproof Easy Falafel (vegan) / Uvijek savršeni i jednostavni falafel (veganski)

I’ve tried a few falafel recipes so far, but hands down, this one seems like the easiest and most successful so far. At first, I was pretty sceptical about using uncooked chickpeas and wasn’t sure if the end product is going to taste raw. However, after trying this recipe out, I’m never using cooked chickpeas again. I highly recommend you try out this recipe, as it’s going to change your falafel game for good.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 20 falafel / 0.08 EUR per each / 1.63 EUR for all)

For the batter:

1 cup dried chickpeas (0.67 EUR)

3 garlic cloves, minced (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp cumin (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp peanut butter (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp cornmeal (0.03 EUR)

Additional:

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.10 EUR)

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METHOD:

Soak the chickpeas overnight in cold water. By the next day they will be doubled in size, so wash them and drain thoroughly, then add to your food processor. Pulse until chickpeas are finely ground down, making sure to scrape the sides of your food processor a couple of times as you go, all to ensure uniform consistency.

Once the chickpeas are ground down, add minced garlic, salt, black peppers, chili flakes, cumin, parsley, paprika, peanut butter (aka poor man’s tahini) and olive oil to your food processor and pulse to evenly combine with the chickpeas. Gradually add in cornmeal to thicken up the batter. Place the batter in fridge and allow it to sit for about an hour so the flavors have time to mingle and the batter is easier to handle.

When ready to assemble, preheat the oven to 200°C. You can, of course, fry the falafel on stovetop in a pan, but this option is a bit healthier and less fussy. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, then scoop up the falafel onto a prepared tray. I like to flatten them down a bit and make them into tiny burgers, but go ahead and make them round if that’s your thing. Lightly brush each falafel with a bit of sunflower seed oil on both sides, then roast for about 25-30 minutes, until crispy and browned to your liking. Serve warm or cold.

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Do sada sam isprobala dosta recepata za falafel, ali ovaj mi se apsolutno čini kao najjednostavniji i najukusniji. Na početku sam bila poprilično skeptična oko toga kako će se sirovi slanutak ponašati i da li će na kraju i pečeni falafel imati sirovi okus. Međutim, nakon što sam probala i ovu tehniku, više apsolutno nikada ne planiram koristiti kuhani slanutak. Svakako vam preporučam da i vi isprobate ovaj recept jer će vam se cijeli doživljaj falafela sa njime zauvijek promijeniti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 20 falafela / 0,60 kn po kom / 12,02 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

1 šalica sirovog slanutka (5,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana (0,75 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

1 žličica kima (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

2 žlice kikiriki maslaca (2,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice kukuruzne krupice (0,20 kn)

Dodatno:

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Slanutak preko noći ostavite namočen u hladnoj vodi. Do sljedećeg će se dana udvostručiti u volumenu, te ga onda ocijedite i dobro isperite pod mlazom tekuće vode. Ubacite u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok slanutak skroz ne usitnite. Morati ćete vjerojatno i par puta postrugati stranice multipraktika kako bi ste dobili jednoličnu teksturu.

Kada je slanutak fino usitnjen, dodajte mu sjeckani češnjak, sol, papar, čili, kim, peršin, papriku, kikiriki maslac (aka tahini za siromašne) i maslinovo ulje. Pulsirajte da se sve dobro sjedini sa slanutkom, pa na kraju još dodajte kukuruzne krupice koliko treba da se smjesa zgusne. Smjesu stavite u hladnjak na barem sat vremena da se sve poveže i da vam bude lakše baratati sa smjesom.

Kada ste spremni za pripremu, zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Naravno, možete falafel pržiti i na ulju u tavi, ali meni je draža pećnica jer je tako sve ipak malo zdravije i sa manje petljancije. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje te na njega onda grabite smjesu i oblikujte falafele. Ja ih volim malo pritisnuti tako da dobijem male burgeriće, ali vi ih svakako oblikujte po svojoj želji. Svaki falafel lagano premažite suncokretovim uljem sa obje strane, te pecite 25-30 minuta, dok falafeli ne budu hrskavi i zapečeni po vašem ukusu. Poslužite ih tople ili hladne.

Foolproof Easy Falafel (vegan) / Uvijek savršeni i jednostavni falafel (veganski)

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