Falafel is the original veggie burger of the Middle East. INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup soaked Bio-Bud™ Lentils
  • 1/2 cup soaked Bio-Bud™ Adzuki Beans
  • 1/2 cup Spelt Bread Crumbs
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 2 tbp Flour
  • 1-2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • oil for deep frying

Falafel can be served on its own with taratour sauce. Or stuffed in pita bread halves with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. Variations: Tamiyah (Egypt): Falafel is usually made with fava beans in Egypt. Substitute some or all of the lentil and adzuki beans with mung beans.  Instead of breadcrumbs, use a piece of pita bread. Just process it into crumbs in the food processor first. Some recipes call for the addition of 1 egg. This helps hold the mixture together as it cooks.