Falafel Muffins

Falafel Muffins
Photo Credits: F_A via Flickr

Falafel in baked muffin form – now that’s a new idea! Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout the Middle East, especially in UAE and has chickpeas as the main ingredient. This is a savory and delicious dish that can be had for breakfast or as a team time snack.

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas, soaked overnight                           1 cup
  • Onion, chopped                                              1
  • Fresh Coriander (Cilantro), chopped                1 tablespoon
  • Green chili, chopped                                       1
  • Garlic, chopped                                              2 cloves
  • Salt                                                                To taste
  • Red chili powder                                             ¼ teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder (Amchur)                          ¼ teaspoon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped                                    1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder                                                1 teaspoon
  • Cooking Oil                                                     For greasing muffin tins
  • Flour                                                              2 tablespoons

Procedure

  1. Boil soaked chickpeas with 4 cups of water for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. Then drain the chick peas and transfer them to a bowl.

Tip: You may use canned chickpeas too.

  1. Add dry spices, coriander, onion and garlic and mix well. Mash all the things with hand blender or in a food processor to make a thick paste.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and parsley to this paste.
  3. Preheat oven at 200 degree Celsius and place paper liners or wax paper cups in muffin tins.
  4. Make small balls of the mixture and put them in paper cups; bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let them come to room temperature, sprinkle seasoning and serve with humus or any other sauce of your choice.

Tip: You may deep fry the falafel muffins too instead of baking them.

Preparation Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 2

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