Making falafel from scratch is really pretty easy. You just need to be a bit organised, as it requires you to soak the chickpeas overnight and then rest the falafel mixture once it is made and before cooking.
The first thing you need to do when making falafel at home is to soak the chickpeas.
Next, we just need to chop up the onion and garlic in the Thermomix, then add in all the other ingredients and mix it up.
Now transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it and refrigerate it for an hour or two.
When you are ready to make the falafel, either use a tablespoon or a cookie scoop to scoop up roughly 2 tablespoons of the mixture.
I definitely recommend frying falafel. You can bake them in the oven, but I have never had much success with this.
The falafel should take around 2-3 minutes each side to cook.
You can't beat falafel with pita and my favorite way to eat it is in a homemade pita bread with some salad, some tzatziki and a drizzle of tahini and parsley sauce. Just perfect!
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