Yesterday we had just come back from a great holiday in Norfolk and the fridge was almost empty so my came up the idea of having falafel for lunch. I was surprised how easy and quick they were to make.
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
1 small, finely chopped onion
1 crushed garlic clove
400g can chickpeas, washed (to get the salt off) and drained
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander (or use more cumin)
handful of chopped parsley or 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
Fry the onions and garlic on a low heat (warning, this stings a lot.)
Put the onions, chickpeas and spices into the blender and blend.
Blend in the dried herbs and egg.
Squish the mixture into 4-6 small patties.
Fry for about 2 minuets on each side until golden brown and firm.
Enjoy in a wrap or pitta with a bit of salad.