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How to Make Falafel with Turmeric

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.

Small bowl with five turmeric falafel balls.

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.

Two sandwiches with the tumeric 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!

Closeup on a cut-open falafel sandwich.

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“.

Closeup on the turmeric falafels.

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! 🙂

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How to Make Falafel with Turmeric

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F/200°C.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Form balls with your hands.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 5.4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2.3g
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Amber K

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

What sauce is on this sandwich? It looks absolutely delightful and would love to make it for lunch! Thank you

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

Hi Amber! It's a coconut yoghurt garlic sauce with cilantro. I used 1 cup coconut yoghurt, 4 cloves garlic sprinkle some chilli powder in, season with salt and pepper and mix with some fresh cilantro, done!

Amanda WR

Sunday 5th of February 2017

Florian do you think these would freeze well either before or after being baked?

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 5th of February 2017

Hi Amanda! I haven't tried this before, but I would say you can freeze these before baking. Let me know if you give this a try!

Renée Ledoux

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

This looks great! I just wonder what I could use to replace the chickpea water because since I cook my own, I don't buy them in a can, the water never gets this slimy...

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

You could use the cooking water from the chickpeas!

Nicole Neverman

Sunday 6th of March 2016

This falafel sounds so yummy!! I love the beautiful colour too :)

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Thanks, Nicole!

Debra C.

Friday 4th of March 2016

I've never made my own, but really love falafel. Definitely giving this a try as I had no idea it could be this easy!!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Enjoy, Debra! Let me know how it turns out!