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Falafel Wraps


I remember having falafel for the first time at Uni and how I immediately fell in love with how tasty and satisfying it was. For years I have been trying to create the same tasting falafel with no success and have finally created a formula close to the one I had back in New York. Here’s how I made it…

Ingredients:

2 cups of cooked chickpeas, 1tsp ground cumin, 1tsp coriander seeds, 1 ½ tsp Fehmalee’s kitchen base seasoning, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, 1 medium onion (diced), 3 garlic cloves (diced), 1 ½ -2 tbs of chickpea flour or plain flour (optional), zest of 1 lemon, 1 bunch of fresh parsley (chopped), 1 bunch of fresh coriander (chopped), 1 cup olive oil, 1-2 red peppers (thinly sliced), 3-4 organic carrots (grated), ¼ tsp Fehmalee’s Kitchen Flavour Enhancer, 1 tub of hummus, 1 tub of tzatziki, sandwich wraps or super food leafy greens.

Instructions:

Grate the carrots, thinly slice then red peppers and place in a bowl. Sprinkle carrot pepper mixture with flavour enhancer then set aside. In a food processor add the chickpeas, cumin, coriander seeds, base seasoning, cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, lemon zest, parsley and fresh coriander. Blitz till smooth (if mixture is sticking add a bit of water to loosen) or if you prefer a course texture pulse to lightly chop (the mixture should hold together nicely and not fall apart once formed into small balls. I do a fry test before forming into balls, If mixture falls apart while frying, add flour to the mixture to bind then shape remaining mixture into small balls). I like the smooth texture so, I always add the flour. Form into walnut sized balls then gently flatten. In a large frying pan under medium-high add the olive oil and heat until it bubbles softly. Carefully drop the falafel patties in the oil, let them fry for about 3-4 minutes or until medium brown. Avoid crowding the falafel in the frying pan, fry them in batches if necessary. Line a plate with paper towels, and place the falafel patties on it to drain.

Assemble falafel patties on a wrap with dollop of hummus, half a hand full of carrot pepper a dollop of tzatziki then close wrap and serve. You can also create a falafel salad by ditching the wrap and replacing it with super food leafy greens.

Enjoy!

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