Felafel (Thermomix), recipe report and a freebie :D

recipe report:
these were surprisingly yummy! (i didn't trust the book for some reason lol) the only change i made was to use a 7 grain mix in place of breadcrumbs as mine smelled rancid - i hate bought breadcrumbs! (yes i know i could make my own but i either don't have stale bread or i forget about them in my freezer lol)

the mix was very sloppy and i think they might be better baked in a hot oven than fried.

we had ours with homemade tabouli and hommus (i didnt follow those recipes exactly but mostly. i used quinoa in the tabouli and it was pretty awful to be honest. though it might have been the old lemon that tastes bleh...)

the freebie:
as i had never used this book prior to this it is one that is going! who wants it?

the thermomix "recipe":
"recipe" because i wasn't very good at noting down what i did - especially after having to wait half an hour in the middle as i only had half the chickpeas i needed! lol oh and the reason the hommus looks like cement is because i used black tahini paste!

3 peeled garlic cloves
1 medium onion, quartered
2-3 sprigs parsley
2 x 310 can chickpeas, drained ****
5g dry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tspns gluten flour
1 tspn cumin
1 tspn ground coriander
1/2 tspn salt
2 tabs breadcrumbs, extra **
1 tab oil

  1. chop garlic on speed 6 for 5 seconds
  2. scrape down, add onions and parsley and chop on speed 6 for 2 seconds
  3. scrape down and chickpeas and chop on speed 6 for around 5-10 seconds
  4. add remaining ingredients, except extra breadcrumbs and oil and mix on speed 6 for 5-10 seconds or until smooth
  5. shape into 24 balls *** and coat in extra breadcrumbs
  6. heat oil in non-stick frying pan and cook over medium heat until golden brown - OR in hot oven until golden brown
  7. serve in pitta bread with tabouli, hummus and salad. allow 4 per person

**** i'm not really sure what to say here - i used 1.5 420g tins of chickpeas but discovered that the liquid is actually included in the weight of the tin!!! so not sure how many g of chickpeas i actually had...
** i needed heaps more
*** i only made about 12-15 lol oops

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr i am so over blogger posting my pics at their original sizes - am i the only one with this problem???? THANKS MOUSEY!


karen said...

oohhh! Pick me please! I'm trying to do more vegetarian meals (slowly, slowly, so the family doesn't object too much), and from the contents page this looks like something I could use. And the 'fast' in the title is very enticing.

Great idea by the way - I seem to have accumulated a few cookbooks I never use, so I might be a copycat.

The Mini Mum said...

LOL I'll pass on the book, I think I already have something similar here ;o)

Re the pics, I've noticed that with my blog too. You can actually shrink the photos manually while you're typing the post. Click on it and grab a corner and re-size. About down to 400-420pixels is about right for the width of the contents.

goingferal(ish) said...


And pretty, pretty girl you have there brazen xx