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Falafel
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Health Score:
8,9 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 12 h. 45 min.
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
200 grams dried chickpeas
1 kaiser roll (day-old)
200 grams Yogurt (0.1% fat)
200 grams Crème fraiche
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 onion
1 garlic
1 bunch parsley
1 tablespoon ground cilantro
1 tablespoon ground Cumin
¼ teaspoon Baking powder
2 tomatoes
½ Cucumber
vegetable oil (for cooking)
salt (pepper)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Soak chickpeas overnight. Next day, soak bread for 10 minutes in warm water and squeeze well. Whisk yogurt with creme fraiche and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Peel onion and garlic, chop finely.

2.

Drain chickpeas and mash with bread, garlic and onion in a blender. Chop parsley finely, add to the mixture. Mix with spices and season with salt and pepper. Add baking powder and mix well. If mixture is too soft, add 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs. Shape about 30 walnut-sized balls from the mixture.

3.

Heat oil in a deep pan and cook falafels, few at a time, until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Rinse and quarter tomatoes. Peel cucumber. Slice cucumber and cut tomatoes into wedges. Arrange cucumber slices, tomato wedges, yougurt sauce and falafel on plates. Serve.