Baked Falafel Balls

Total Time
20hrs 50mins
Prep
20 hrs
Cook
50 mins

You will love these little falafel balls that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside...without frying in oil! Serve in a pita with your favorite cucumber sauce.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from the heat.
  2. Mix in the bulgur.
  3. Cover well and allow the wheat to sit until all the water is absorbed -- about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a small pan and saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until the onion is just transparent.
  5. Add red chili flakes, cumin, and coriander and saute for 1 more minute.
  6. Combine the chickpeas and bulgur in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, bread crumbs, cilantro, parsley and salt and process until just mixed, and has a pleasing texture.
  7. Set mixture aside for 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  9. Form falafel mixture into 2 inch balls and place on a lightly oiled sheet pan.
  10. Spray the balls with some olive oil.
  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden, turning the pan once during baking.
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