Falafel – Ebelskiver / Appe Pan Recipe

Falafel - Ebelskiver / Appe Pan Recipe from EYP

I, first tasted falafel in Amsterdam, Netherlands at a street shop selling falafel sandiwches. Right then and there, I got hooked to it for many reasons. Firstly, and most importantly, it was completely vegetarian and tasted delicious. You could have it just as a snack with humus or make it into a sandwich or wrap. I also learned that the main ingredient was chickpeas, in form that I had never seen or used before.

Chickpeas, being a main ingredient, make these falafels protein and fiber rich. The street shop in Amsterdam, made them by deep-frying, which I did not mind at all in January’s cold weather. Some times you just need calories with good taste in cold winter months. However, when back home, I wanted to relish the same taste in a healthier manner, if possible.

Hence, I tried making these falafels using appe pan or ebelskiver pan. This was one of the first recipes I made using appe pan, which was until then just sitting in one kitchen shelf. Also learnt that you can make falafel using different kind of chickpeas, i.e. white chickpeas (chole), black chickpeas (kala chana) or green chickpeas (hara chana). I have tried all different version in my kitchen and they all taste great. I will shortly update this recipe with other versions as well.

Humus is the most common accompaniment for falafels, which is also made from chick peas. I also sometime enjoy these with cilantro mint green chutney. To make a wrap, you can use my avocado chapatis or any other version of Indian flat breads you prefer.

This recipe can also be prepared during Indian Culinary Experience, when you join it. Just let me know in advance!

Falafel Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans (chole) – 1/2 cup dry washed, soaked overnight and drained.
  • Italian parsley – 1 cup of fresh
  • Cilantro – 1 cup chopped
  • Green chilies – 2 or 3 chilies
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece finely chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium sized finely chopped
  • Rice flour – 2 tbs
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbs
  • Spices:

Rice flour acts as a binder in this recipe. Above ingredient quantities will yield about 25 falafels, which makes 5 to 7 servings.

Falafel Method:

Steps to make low fat falafel using Appe pan and avoid frying
Steps to make low fat falafel using Appe pan to avoid frying
  1. Process the chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, ginger and green chilies in a food processor using chopping blade until rough coarse texture don’t over process into a paste.
  2. Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency and texture, pour it out in a mixing bowl and add chopped onions, salt, black pepper, roasted cumin powder and lemon juice and mix it to incorporate all the ingredients nicely. If you want at this point you can refrigerate the mixture for couple of hrs, I didn’t keep and right away made the round balls from it. Size of balls depends upon the cavity of your appe/ebelskiver pan.
  3. Heat the appe/ ebelskiver pan on a medium low heat and grease all the cavities using little oil.
  4. Put one ball in each cavity, no need to cover the pan.
  5. Once done and golden brown from bottom flip them with the help of spoon and add little more oil from the sides, if you see the sides are not getting brown flip them again so that they should be golden brown and cooked from all sides.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining falafel balls and serve them with tahini or hummus.

You can also use these falafels for rolls / wraps using Avocado chapatis or other flat breads to make it easy for kids to eat or take in lunch.

Steps to make a roti roll using falafel as filling with different combination of sauces
Steps to make a roti roll using falafel as filling with different combination of sauces
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Falafel - Ebelskiver / Appe Pan Recipe from EYP
Falafel
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Another successful experiment falafels in appe pan, even better than deep fried once .
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Falafel
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: Rupali Agarwal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chickpeas Dry washed soaked overnight and drained.
  • 1 cup Parsley Fresh
  • 1 cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Finely chopped
  • 1 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
Spices:
Instructions
  1. Process the chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, ginger and green chilies in a food processor using chopping blade until rough coarse texture don’t over process into a paste.
    Enhance Your Palate Falafel
  2. Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency and texture, pour it out in a mixing bowl and add chopped onions, salt, black pepper, roasted cumin powder and lemon juice and mix it to incorporate all the ingredients nicely. If you want at this point you can refrigerate the mixture for couple of hrs, I didn’t keep and right away made the round balls from it. Size of balls depends upon the cavity of your appe/ebelskiver pan.
  3. Heat the appe/ ebelskiver pan on a medium low heat and grease all the cavities using little oil.
  4. Put one ball in each cavity, no need to cover the pan.
  5. Once done and golden brown from bottom flip them with the help of spoon and add little more oil from the sides, if you see the sides are not getting brown flip them again so that they should be golden brown and cooked from all sides.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining falafel balls and serve them with tahini or hummus.
Additional steps for making falafel rolls
  1. You can also use these falafels for rolls / wraps to make it easy for kids to eat or take in lunch.

    Enhance Your Palate Falafel Roll
Nutrition Facts
Falafel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 608mg17%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1565IU31%
Vitamin C 30.7mg37%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Link to some other chickpeas recipes on Enhance Your Palate blog are provided below:

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