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Popcorn Falafel

Popcorn Falafel
Popcorn Falafel

Got a movie night coming up? Sure you do. What’s it gonna be? Jaws? Jurassic Park? A bit of Ferris Bueller? Whatever your poison (personally, we're up for Bridget Jones any day of the week), you’re going to need some decent snacks. Crack out these little popcorn falafel bites, sit back and relax. Job done.

These healthy vegan snacks are ideal for keeping hunger at bay, also a great veggie party food idea! Hummus lovers.... LINE UP!

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

For the falafel

  • 2 cans chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup coriander
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin

For the batter

  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • ½ cup Almond milk

For the crust

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

To serve

  • Hummus
  • Salad

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowl
  • Deep frying pan (for frying)

Method

  1. 1.

    Put all the falafel ingredients into a food processor and whizz them up into a thick paste.

  2. 2.

    Take a spoonful of the mixture out of the food processor, roll it up into a ball in the palm put on a plate. Repeat this process until all the falafel mixture has been used up.

  3. 3.

    Put the batter ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix them up until you have a creamy, thick batter.

  4. 4.

    Dip a falafel ball in the batter, roll it around in the panko bread crumbs making sure you have a good coverage.

  5. 5.

    Deep fry the balls until the crust is golden brown & really crispy.

  6. 6.

    Serve immediately with hummus and/or salad.