Falafel (Pam)


(Pam)275 g cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
15 g spelt bread crumbs
2 tbsp spelt flour
1 med onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1/2 teas baking powder
1 teas ground cumin
1 teas ground coriander
1/2 teas cayenne pepper
4 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1/2 teas salt
black pepper (optional)
3/4 cup water
2 desert spoons agar agar
coconut oil for frying

In a food processor combine the chickpeas and bread crumbs, pulse for about 30 seconds until the chickpeas are chopped. Add the flour, onion, garlic, baking powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne, parsley, salt,and pepper and process, craping down the sides, until realatively smooth but somewhat coarse. Transfer to a bowl.

In a saucepan place water and agar agar and heat. As it starts to thicken, quickly add to chickpea mixture in the bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Shape the batter into 4 cm balls and then flatten into 5cm patties. In a large bowl heat coconut oil and when quite hot, start adding patties. Cook 2-3 mins being mindful not to burn. Turn and repeat. Place on paper towel when cooked to drain