The most delicious homemade falafel wrap. The ultimate plant-based fakeaway.
Cooking Time (Includes Preparation Time): 45 Minutes
500g Dried Chickpeas
1 Bunch Fresh Parsley
1 Bunch Fresh Coriander
1 Brown Onion
1 Cucumber (Grated)
Pot Alpro Unsweetened
Bunch of Mint
Parsley – (Use leftover from falafel)
Plain tortilla wraps
Pour dried chickpeas into a bowl, cover with warm water and soak overnight.
Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F.
Start with the falafel mix. Into a blender, add 500g dried chickpeas (soaked overnight), 1 roughly chopped onion, 3 cloves of garlic, a large handful of coriander, a large handful of parsley, 2 tablespoons of flour, 2 heaped teaspoons of cumin and 1 heaped teaspoon of paprika. Season with salt and pepper.
Pulse the mixture in the blender. You want the texture of the mix to be rough so don’t overdo it. 3 or 4 five second pulses should do the trick.
Check the falafel mixture can stick in a ball. If it is too loose, just add a bit more flour.
Once you are able to stick the mixture together, make little discs, around 4 cm wide, and 3cm deep. Line up the discs on a sheet of baking paper, and put them in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up. The mixture should make about 20 discs.
Salad time. Finely chop 4 tomatoes and put into a bowl. Add a handful of chopped mint, a handful of chopped parsley, the juice of a lemon salt, pepper, olive oil. Mix everything together and set aside.
Falafel time. For this , take a wide frying pan and pour in some sunflower oil. You should pour in enough that it comes up by 1.5cm in the pan. Heat up the oil. To check it is hot enough, just put in a tiny bit of leftover falafel mixture. When it starts bubbling, you are good to go. Place your falafels in the pan, and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until each side is brown and crisp. When ready, remove falafels from the pan and place on some kitchen paper. Lie some kitchen paper on top of them, and pat off the oil.
To make the Tzatziki, add Alpro unsweetened yoghurt to a bowl. Add mint, cucumber, lemon, garlic, salt and mix together.
When assembling. Add 3 falafel to your wrap, top with salad and tzatziki and tuck in.