Spinach Falafel

Spinach Falafel

Falafel is easy to make, nutritious and kids are sure to love the deep fried treats. Feed your kids all the spinach you want with these delicious falafel. You can also add chopped veggies for a healthier falafel.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10-15 Minutes  10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups soaked split bengal gram
  • 2 tsp besan
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • A handful of spinach
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 small green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

Step 1

In a mixer, coarsely grind the spinach, soaked Bengal gram, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves and green chillies.

Step 2

To this add the sesame seeds and mix well.

Step 3

The mixture should not be too wet or too dry. If it is runny then add besan powder to make it thicker. Add water if too dry.

Step 4

Make a little ball out of the mixture in your palm and check if it holds.

Step 5

Heat a kadhai with sufficient oil to fry. Drop the balls one by one and cook for 3-4 min on a medium flame. A high flame burns the falafel and a low flame will break the falafel apart.

Step 6

Take out on absorbent paper and serve with mint chutney or sauce.

Nutritional Information

Calories 231 K cal
Proteins 1.5 g
Fats 2.9 g
Carbohydrates 3.4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 626 mg
Potassium 158 mg
*For frying, add approximately 10 grams of fat per serving at 9 Kcal/gm of fat.