I am a mom of 3 and I always find myself needing to feed my family. One day, as I was making dinner, I realized that there were 8 hungry mouths that needed to be fed. My husband suggested we order takeout but this would mean spending more money on food than usual so instead he used his air fryer and made Falafel! He said it was easy and tasty. This blog post will show you how to make falafel using the air fryer so your family can enjoy a healthier alternative with no added oil or mess!
The best thing about the recipe is that it only takes 10 minutes from start to finish which means if you have 4 hungry kids like me then all four plates will be ready at the
prep: 20 mins cook: 20 mins additional: 1 day total: 1 day Servings: 15 Yield: 15 falafel
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 small red onion, quartered
1 ½ cups fresh cilantro, stems removed
1 cup dry garbanzo beans
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 clove garlic
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons chickpea flour
¾ cup fresh flat-leafed parsley, stems removed
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon baking powder
Soak chickpeas in a large amount of cool water for 24 hours. Rub the soaked chickpeas with your fingers to help loosen and remove skins. Rinse and drain well. Spread chickpeas on a large clean dish towel to dry.
Blend chickpeas, cilantro, parsley, onion, and garlic in a food processor until a rough paste forms. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add chickpea flour, coriander, cumin, sriracha, salt, and pepper and mix well. Cover bowl and let mixture rest for 1 hour.
Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Add baking powder and baking soda to the chickpea mixture. Mix using your hands until just combined. Form 15 equal-sized balls and press slightly to form patties. Spray falafel patties with cooking spray.
Place 7 falafel patties in the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Transfer cooked falafel to a plate and repeat with remaining 8 falafel, cooking for 10 to 12 minutes.
Per Serving: 60 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 1.1g; sodium 97.9mg.