Falafels are usually made from chickpeas and broad beans but i like to experiment with whatever i have in the house and came up with this recipe. 

What You'll Need - Makes about 10 Falafels

  • 2 Cups Cooked Black Beans (Kidney beans are fine too)
  • 1 Cup Cooked Brown Lentils
  • 2 Tbs Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil 
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying 
  • Bread Crumbs for coating
  • 2 Eggs 
  • Salt & Pepper  

Prep - 20 Minutes 

  • Mash the beans and lentils with a masher - they don't have to be silky smooth., i like it to be a little chunky. 
  • Finely mince the garlic cloves and add them to the beans 
  • Add the cumin and paprika 
  • Finely chop the coriander and add to the beans and lentils 
  • Combine everything and then add the flour and baking powder and combine 
  • Add the coconut oil and combine. 
  • Taste and season further with salt and pepper as desired 
  • Mould the mixture into golf size balls 
  • Whisk the two eggs and season with salt 
  • Dip the balls into the eggs then into the bread crumbs 

Let's Get Cooking - 10 Minutes 

  • Heat oil in a pan (oil should be half the pan - enough to cover the falafel balls)
  • Place the falafel balls into the hot oil and fry until browned 
  • These go well served with a Greek yogurt dip.