Carrot Falafels

Carrot Falafels: A fusion to the regular falafels with the addition of carrots makes it more tasty and healthy too.For the falafels, I used homemade tahini and the taste of the falafels was amazing and they would make a wonderful snack or full meal if served with pitta and hummus.

Sesame seed is one of the main ingredients in many of the Middle Eastern dishes and is consumed widely. I always have had a liking towards Middle Eastern food and when I choose sesame seeds as one of my Super seed for the Cooking Carnival I knew I would definitely make one or two dishes from the cuisine. The falafels turned out soft and crispy and kids never guessed the presence of carrots in them and had as many as they can. We all have had a nice, wonderful and filling meal. It was almost night when I finished cooking the falafels and I had to click the pictures in very low light. Hopefully, I will click better pictures the next time I would make the carrot falafels.

Blogging Marathon#68 Week 4 / Day 17
Theme– 5 Ingredients/5 Categories
Day 17 Ingredient-Sesame Seeds
Day 17 Category – Snacks/Appetizers
Dish-Carrot Falafels

2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can chickpeas,drained
2 carrots,grated
1 onion,roughly chopped
4-5 cloves garlic
4 tablespoon tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoon plain flour
2 tablespoon parsley,chopped
2 tablespoon coriander leaves,chopped
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon chilly flakes/paprika
salt to taste
oil for frying

In a blender add all the ingredients for falafel except oil and blend to make a mixture or until combined.
Heat oil in a wok or pan.Add a tablespoonful of batter and drop in hot oil.Fry 4 or 5 of the falafels in one round.
Fry until golden from all sides.Drain on paper towel and set aside.
Serve with toasted pita bread and hummus.


Serve- 4 Cooking time- 20 minutes

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

15 comments on “Carrot Falafels”

  1. What an idea! Carrot falafel nvr thought of it.

  2. The carrot falafels look wonderful..the whole set up is very inviting, I am loving the beetroot hummus in the background..looks like a palette of colors.

  3. They look very tempting. A great idea to add carrots to falafel.

  4. That is a nice idea of adding carrots in falafel. These look so tasty..

  5. Carrot falafel sounds interesting,,as Vaishali said the whole set up looks so inviting..

  6. Usha Rao says:

    That is a filling meal. With Fall starting, now even I beginning to worry about blog cooking as I usually cook in the evening!! I guess we got to do the best we can in low lighting !

  7. Those carrot falafels are calling me, feel like finishing that plate without any guilt, love the addition of carrots here.

  8. great idea.. love those perfect healthy falafels.. yum

  9. Suja Ram says:

    Great idea to add Carrots into the Falafel. Kids would love some Pita with the Falafels and Beet Hummus.

  10. The addition of carrot is a nice twist to the classic falafel recipe.

  11. Using carrots to make falafels is brilliant! Loved this recipe.

  12. Love the addition of carrots. Its delicious and will definitely add carrots in my falafel and keep my fingers crossed that the girls don't guess the presence of an alien.

  13. Pavani N says:

    Love this twist on traditional flafel. Addition of carrots is soooooo interesting.

  14. Sowmya :) says:

    Carrot falafel and beetroot hummus! I am loving ṭhis colourful plate of yumminess

  15. Srivalli says:

    What a stunning display Sapana, love your entire setup and the carrot falafels..must have been a filling meal..

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