Add the canned chickpeas, spinach, parsley, garlic, olive oil and spices to a food processor the Israeli secret for falafel is lots of cumin!!! So be generous with the cumin !!And sprinkle of smoked paprika and salt
Add 1/2 cup of the chickpeas water and 1/4 cup of garbanzo flourand Mix until combined. The mixture should stick together enough to form patties, if it doesn't add more chickpea flour.
Pass the mixture into a medium size mixing bowl ( you can try the mixture and adjust taste if needed) I add more cumin and salt
Bake them in the oven for about 30 minutes, carefully flipping them with a spatula after 20 minutes. They should be crispy on the outside and soft but not mushy on the inside. Be carful not to dry them as well :) remember you can always try them out , all ingredients are safe!
I serve them with my curry tahini, you can find the recipe on my website along with many other types of tahini: spicy tahini, green tahini etc ....
I used chickpeas from the can because real life call for fast recipes, if you plan to make falafel in advance i would always recommend using real chickpeas, it will require soaking them for 12 hours in salt water with baking soda
You can make the mixture in advance and refrigerate for 4-6 hours, i had to prep it in the morning and I baked them early afternoon and it was delicious!
The mixture is easier to use if you can refrigerate for 30 min before you scoop the falafel balls ,
The spinach is my twist, I was trying to hide it as my both kids won’t eat spinach never!!! They both loved it and couldn’t taste it, if you are not a spinach lover you can replace it for more parsley, dill or cilantro I hope you Enjoy it as much as my family did :)