sesame encrusted FALAFEL

1 lb (450gr) of DRY chickpeas 

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley if enough however if you love parsley as much as we do you can use a whole bunch.

1 small onion, roughly chopped

5 or so cloves of garlic, you can use fresh garlic or roasted....we love raw!

tbsp flour or chickpea flour (chickpea is gluten free)

2 tbs of mustard, we like using salt + MUSTARD sesame mustard or sweet-hot mustard for a little kick and more texture.

2 tsp of sea salt

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

3-5 drops of sesame oil

1 tsp baking powder, this can be skipped but it does make the falafal more fluffy.

1/4 cup sesame seeds

Oil for frying - grapeseed is our favourite.

Pour the chickpeas into a large bowl and cover them by about 3 inches of cold water. Cover the bowl and let them soak overnight in a cool place. Soak for 12 hours and up to 24 until tender. This will produce 4-5 cups of beans.

Drain the chick peas and give them a rinse. Pour them into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. You don't want to over load your processor so do it in batches.

Enjoy this healthy, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and most importantly delicious meal. happy eating!