Falafael and Saturdays tranquilite

Great – it`s weekend. Finally – I have waited for it about a year now:) It has been a crazy week with sick children and busiest time at the office. Those two don’t match well. So really – thank God for weekends. I forbid myself to work…forbid!

To be honest – I have to thank my laptop for not working. After breakfast (oatmeal with blueberries) with children I sat down with my lap-top knowing I won’t do anything important there. Probably – I will try to work but instead I’ll read some blogs, articles and news instead. A minute after sitting down my wise lap-top told me – “plug in another power source”…like he knew I won’t get any energy from internet. So I took that great advice – went to take a long bath with seasalt, grapeseed oil (and Ayurveda book). Felt  much better after that – so great advice from laptop. Now I believe that machines might be smarter than person (at least me:P).

After that we went outdoor ice skating with girls (first time for them!) and now …tranquillite has finally arrived. Since I have a great recipe to share I dared to turn in THE laptop again.

So -to the point. Made some falafels and ate almost all of them at once. They are so good. They were my first self-made falafels and everything worked out well. Golden and crispy and spicy – just the way I like it.


  • 500 dl of dry chickpeas (soaked for at least 12 hours)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic (big gloves – thank you!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (I had frozen – worked fine)
  • 1 tsp of spice cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of baking powder
  • black pepper
  • didn’t have any coriander – sure it would work great in it
  • vegetable oil – I had rapeseed oil

Peas processed (with hand blender in my case) until the texture is pasta-like.

Chopped onion, smashed garlic and everything else added and processed until nice smooth pasta.

Little walnut sized balls fried in hot-hot oil and drained on paper-towels after that.

Tastes REALLY GREAT. I would use them between wraps, on salats, as an apertizer or just snack…if I had any left.

Quiet Saturday day may continue…with quiet music

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