Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Oven "Fried" Falafel
My love of falafel is nearly as old as I am. My parents enjoyed that type of cuisine so I grew up eating lots of hummus, tahini and those delicious little fried chickpea balls. And, over the years, nothing has changed. Well, except my resolve to not eat too many greasy little fried things.
1 Can (approx. 15 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro (or scallions, if you prefer)
1 Tablespoon flour
Dash of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon olive or canola oil
To make the tahini, combine 2 tablespoons of sesame paste, 3 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until thoroughly combined.