Do you like falafel? I love it, it is one of my favorite options when I have to eat out, especially if I go with people who are not vegan. The bad thing is that I have to order it without sauce because the yogurt sauce that they usually put in restaurants is not vegan and the hot sauce does not give it much juiciness because when it is so hot I only add a few drops.

I love to cook because you can prepare your favorite dishes to your liking. For example, I make my own homemade yogurt sauce  To accompany my falafels, I cook them in the oven instead of frying them because they are healthier and more digestible (the fried ones and I don’t get along very well) and you can use your favorite ingredients.

Ingredientes

Scale

  • 120 g de garbanzos crudos remojados en agua desde la noche anterior (2/3 taza)
  • 1 puñado de cilantro fresco
  • 2 ajos
  • 1/2 cebolla
  • 1 pimiento rojo pequeño
  • 2 cucharaditas de comino en polvo
  • Pimienta negra y sal marina al gusto
  • 8 cucharadas de harina de avena o de copos de avena triturados

Instructions

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight .
  2. Place the chickpeas in a food processor or blender and blend for a few seconds.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the oatmeal) and beat again until all the ingredients are broken up, but without becoming a puree.
  4. Add the oatmeal and beat again for a few seconds so that it mixes with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Put the dough in a bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200º C or 390ºF.
  7. Roll into balls with your hands, flatten slightly and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes (time may vary depending on oven) or until golden brown on both sides. I usually flip them after 15 or 20 minutes.
  9. When they’re done, let them rest for at least 5 minutes and then you can serve them with yogurt sauce and your favorite vegetables.
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