Vegan Vegetable Falafel

Vegan Veggie Falafel Balls

My new little creation is like a cross between a falafel and pakoras made with just veggies, spices and chickpeas balls with the added bonus of being baked and not fried they are great healthy option. These vegan veggie balls is a good alternative to a meat, with a rich taste from the chunky pieces of vegetables and a good protein level to suit any meal, from salads to pasta, or just on their own with a little dipping sauce.

Vegan Vegetable Falafel

I pretty much had about 6 of these every day in my salad lunch and following Weight watchers again this was only 2 points, specially since I got about 25 balls out of the recipe below. Makes for great low point lunch, being baked just lowers the point count completely. The kids had in pasta and loved them and even my husband was pleasantly surprised.

Vegan Vegetable Falafel

I made with just gram flour – also known as chickpea flour and tinned chick peas they are also gluten-free as you may often find shop bought falafel made with flour and milk!

Vegan Vegetable Falafel

With the multicultural world we now live in these are little mishmash between middle-eastern cuisine mixed with an Indian hint of flavours.

Vegan Vegetable Falafel

Now one thing said – when they come out of the oven fresh some just seem to disappear right into my belly. Well you have to do the quality control taste test.

Vegan Vegetable Falafel

Vegan Veggie Falafel Balls

Vegan Vegetable Falafel
Author: Tejal
Perfect bitesize healthy mishmash of Middle-Eastern and Indian inspiration for these delicious vegan veggie balls.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 25 Balls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Handful Kale
  • 1/2 Medium Green Pepper
  • 1/2 Medium Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Medium Courgette
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 cm Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 Tbsp Gram Flour ( Chickpea Flour)
  • 1 Tin Chickpeas

Instructions
 

  • Chop the onion, pepper and courgette
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Add vegetables along with the oil and crushed garlic cloves to a fry pan and cook for 5 mins.
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Add the chilli, cumin, turmeric and coriander and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Drain a tin of chickpeas and add to a food processor
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Pulse for few times so that not complete mushed like hummus but a little inconsistent so that some are still whole chick peas and others are blended.
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Add the cooked vegetables and gram flour to the food Processor
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Pulse the food processor a few times until everything is blended well.
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • With your finger make small balls and place on to a baking sheet with has been sprayed with oil. The mixture can be sloppy and messy.
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Bake in the oven at 180c for 40 minutes 
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
  • Serve hot and enjoy.
    Vegan Vegetable Falafel
Keyword Vegan, Plant based, Falafel

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