Falafels in Amaranth Flakes

Falafels in Amaranth Flakes

Falafels can be perfect candidates for meatless dinner and/or lunch. There are many ways to prepare them; it is possible to exclude eggs or flours. Although, it is more common to deep fry falafels, I am frying them on a simple frying pan with a small amount of fat and turning them around from time to time. I used to eat them a lot when I had a vegetarian diet (before my diagnosis) but even now they remain on my menu  quite often.


  • Gluten/wheat  free and dairy free
  • Protein rich
  • Vegetarian
  • Satiating
  • Lunch/Dinner


  • Boiled Chickpeas  – 2 x 350g
  • Chickpeas flour –  4 or 5 teaspoons
  • Onion – 1 big or 2 small
  • Garlic – 1-2 gloves
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt – big pinch
  • Cumin – 2 teaspoons
  • Corn grids or amaranth flakes – for ‘breading’
  • Fat – to fry
  • Optional: one raw egg

Needed appliances

  • A bowl (mixing)
  • Two plates (breading, de- fatting)
  • A spatula (mixing, frying)
  • A kitchen processor (grinding chickpeas)
  • A (frying) pan
  • A kitchen paper towel (de-fatting)


Preparation steps

  1. Peel onion and garlic
  2. Dry boiled chickpeas on a paper kitchen towel
  3. Blend dried  chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley in a kitchen processor (see picture)
  4. Add chickpeas flour, salt and cumin (optional: raw egg) and mix all together
  5. Form small balls and ‘bread’ them in amaranth flakes
  6. Fry falafels until golden brown
  7. Serve warm or cold

Enjoy your meal,



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