Baked Falafel Pita Sandwiches (Pita wraps)

Baked FalafelsThe week before last week, our kitchen truly had the ‘international’ theme going on the entire week! Started with the Japanese meal on Monday which I posted last week and then mid week we had falafels and then ending with thai noodles on Friday. The days in between we had Indian and Mexican.!  How wonderful isn’t it?

For the falafels I added lots of mint too in addition to the usual cilantro/parsley. So these were really herbed falafels plus I additionally tried baking them instead of deep frying them. Came out super. Not only is baking an healthy option but it also takes less work. Just stick them in the oven in a large tray!  Also made a quick hummus to go with the sandwiches.

Bringing these healthy falafel pita wraps to Throwback Thursdays and Fiesta Friday this week where Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Zeba @ Food For The Soul are co-hosts this week.

Baked Falafels

Baked Falafels (Pita wraps)

  • Servings: Makes about 16-18 falafels
  • Time: about 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried Chick peas (Garbanzo beans) soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours(or you can use canned chickpeas drained completely)
  • 1/2 of a medium onion, cut into large pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro/parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (use 1/4 tsp for mild)
  • 1 tsp salt or per taste
  • 1 tbsp chickpea flour(besan)

Method:

Pre heat oven to 400 deg F.

In a food processor place all the ingredients and grind to a coarse paste (Do not add any water while grinding)

Make small cutlet/pattie shaped falafels and place on a tray lined with Al foil and brushed lightly with oil.

Bake at 400 deg F (about 200 deg C) for 10-12 minutes on one side. Flip and then bake again for another 10-12 minutes until both sides are golden brownish and /crispy.

Serve the falafels in whole wheat pita bread with cucumber slices/lettuce/grated carrots and with home made hummus!

For step wise instructions for making the falafel sandwiches, check my recipe from before.

For recipe of hummus, see the recipe of roasted red pepper hummus that I posted before. You can just omit the red pepper if you want to keep it simple.

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0 thoughts on “Baked Falafel Pita Sandwiches (Pita wraps)

    1. thanks Mollie. Yes I was not only amazed that these still retained the crispiness but it also took less effort than deep frying! Win Win! 🙂

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