Falafel Sandwich (makes approx. 30-35 balls / 8-10 pittas) (Vegetarian / Vegan) Timings: total 30 mins | prep. 10 mins
2 x 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 x garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 small red onions, roughly chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili flakes
4 tbsp plain flour
Coriander, large handful
Flat leaf parsley, large handful
2 TSP MALDON SALT
Vegetable oil for frying
8-10 pitta breads to serve
Salad (lettuce, chilies, pomegranate, shredded cabbage, red onion, tomato, pickles) to serve
Tahini / tzatziki / houmous
To make the falafel mix, first pulse the onion and garlic in a food processor. Then add all the other ingredients and blitz for 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the processor and then blitz again for a further minute, until the contents combine into a paste.
Roll this mixture into walnut-sized balls. The mix should make 30-35 balls.
Fill a pan one-third full with vegetable oil and heat to 180°. Cook in batches until golden (approx. 2 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
Serve in pitta breads with salad, pickles and sauces of your choice. Add some pomegranate to the salad for a sharp Mediterranean / Middle-Eastern bite.