FALAFEL: The Original Veggie Burger!

Cuisine & Diet:  Dairy-free, Egyptian, Gluten-free, Hanukkah, Israeli, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Dried chickpeas OR canned chickpeas

Baking soda (if using dried chickpeas)
Baking powder
Kosher salt
Ground cumin
Ground coriander
All-purpose flour, chickpea flour, or rice flour
Vegetable, canola, safflower, grape seed or peanut oil
Pita bread loaves
Cucumbers and tomatoes
Onions or scallions
Coriander or Italian/flat parsley leavesSour pickles cut in half lengthwise (depending upon how large they are)

Measuring cups and spoons
Large chef’s/chopping knife and cutting board
Mixing bowl and spoon
Small 3- or 4-cup saucepan for deep-frying, non-stick skillet for pan-frying, or large baking pan for baking
Plate with paper towels to drain falafel (if frying falafel)
Pastry brush (if baking falafel)
Food processor

Jennifer Abadi | FALAFEL: The Original Veggie Burger!