Today I bring you my take on how to make falafel with turmeric. An easy recipe, vegan, gluten free. Simply healthy, nearly oil-free. I got you covered with this. All it needs is 5 simple ingredients and 2 easy steps. You have the fastest, easiest and for sure healthiest falafel ever.
What makes this easy falafel recipe outstanding? First, even though it’s just a baked falafel and not fried, its taste is not dry but moist and fluffy without using much oil. This nearly oil free recipe just needs one tsp olive oil. It is used to activate the healing and health benefits of turmeric. Just like a carrot salad, for example, you need a small amount of oil to activate the vitamins which is not possibly without. Still you don’t need more oil than 1 tsp for about 15 falafel balls.
How to make falafel that is so moist and fluffy nearly without using any oil? The secret is the chickpea brine which is the liquid in your chickpea can. I use 2 Tbs of this liquid here to get my falafel soft and not dry. All you do is to activate the turmeric, combine the oil and turmeric together and whisk then put the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and bake for 20 minutes, ready!
How to make falafel with turmeric’s health benefits?
If you know me and Contentedness Cooking you know I posted a hemp falafel recipe a while ago which is allergy friendly, gluten free and oil free. And Macadamia Chestnut Falafel before that. This new easy recipe for a turmeric falafel is basically a classic but with the right kick and the huge health benefits of turmeric. That list of benefits is really long. Probably the most important benefit is the fact that turmeric helps against chronic inflammation and pain. Interested in more than that? Then check out this article about “7 Powerful Turmeric Health Benefits & Side Effects“.
If you haven’t already tried turmeric this is the perfect opportunity to try how to make falafel in a delicious and exciting recipe. You have a fantastic falafel recipe and all the healing benefits of turmeric. 5 Ingredients, 2 easy steps, just 1 tsp oil. Sounds like a win-win situation, right! What are you waiting for, enjoy! 🙂
- 1 14 oz (400g) can chickpeas
- 2 Tbs chickpea brine (liquid from the chickpea can)
- 1 handful fresh cilantro or parsley
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp turmeric + 1 tsp olive oil
- salt, pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 390°F/200°C.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Form balls with your hands.
- Bake for 20 minutes.