Red lentil Falafel

Red lentil Falafel

Ingedients

  • 500 gr dry red lentil soaked in cold water for one hour
  • 1 small bunch fresh garlic or 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 small bunch fresh onions
  • 1 small bunch of fresh coriander or parsley
  • 2 tbls flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 tbls falafel mix

For Tahini Sauce

  • 6 tbls tahini paste
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a pinch of salt

Drain the soaked red lentils. Place them on a towel to absorb any water. Then place lentils in a blender or food processor and blend 1-2 minutes on high. Place lentils in a bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients except baking soda and blend till it forms a paste. add this to the lentils and knead with your hands. At this point you can taste the falafel to adjust the taste.

A few minutes prior to frying add the soda and knead a bit more and let rest till oil is heated well. Make patty shapes and fry till golden on both sides.

For the tahini sauce

Mix the Tahini sauce ingredients in the blender until they reach a homogeneous texture.

Sample to ensure a balance of flavors. A good Falafel Tahini sauce should taste a bit tangy with a hint of garlic

Serve as a side dip

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