Kale falafel in Jalapeno dressed wraps (Zero Oil) – Baked

Falafal

About:

These delicious bite-size falafels have a beautiful nutty texture and so much flavour. They are so good on their own, but I thought, why not to make a falafel wrap? A wrap full of salad, some vegetables, with jalapeno yogurt dressing and falafel balls… Yum! Everything sounds so tasty!

Health Benefits:

Though greens in general are nutritious foods, kale stands a head above the rest. Not only is it one of your best sources of beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic diseases, it also provides other important nutrients.

Mixing the health benefits of chickpeas with the superpowers of kale with cabbage, bell pepper, cucumbers is sure to make your waistline sing. Enjoy this super yummy oil free wraps for lunch/dinner.

Yields: 15-18 falafals
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Cooked garbanzo beans-3cups
  • Chopped onions-1
  • Kale-1cup (tightly packed)
  • Minced garlic-3cloves
  • Fresh coriander-a handful
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Paprika-1tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice-1-2tbsp
  • Powdered oats-1/4cup (or may require bit more if the mixture to too sticky)
  • Salt- to taste

For garlic jalapeno dressing:

  • Greek yogurt-2cups
  • Minced jalapeno-1tbsp
  • Minced garlic-3cloves
  • Salt- 1/2tsp
  • Lemon juice-1tsp

For wraps:

  • Corn-wheat tortillas- (recipe link)
  • Thinly sliced cucumber-1small
  • Grated cabbage-1/2cup
  • Thinly sliced Red onion-1medium
  • Some shredded lettuce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  • Combine all the ingredients for falafel (except powdered oats) in a bowl mix well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor and process until smooth. Once processed and there is no any large lumps left, scrape back into the mixing bowl, add in the powdered oats and mix well.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200deg. Line the baking tray with a baking sheet and keep it ready.
  • Now take a scoop of falafel mixture (make sure your hands are dry and just dredge your fingers into the flour before shaping the mixture) shape the falafel into a small round disk or any desired shape and place it on a baking sheet.

(Note: I haven’t used any oil for greasing the pan nor in falafel)

  • Bake for 15-20minutes, flip and bake again for extra 10minutes.

Meanwhile prepare a dressing:

  • Line a colander over a bowl with several layers of cheese cloth, place the yogurt on the cheesecloth and allow to drain for 1-2hours. Once the curd drain excess moisture its ready to use in the dressing.
  • In a bowl combine hung curd, minced garlic, minced Jalapenos, lemon juice, salt and pepper if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

For wraps:

  • Take tortilla and on each of them place desired amount of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage, some slices of red onion, 3-4falafel balls and spread some dressing, roll up the tortilla.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Enjoy!

Note:

  • Curd is been used in dressing it was not spicy at all but still if you don’t like spice can skip or reduce the amount of jalapenos
  • Any of your favourite dressing can also be used.

I am bringing this recipe to Angie’s Fiesta Friday 32

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 4, 2014, in International, Salad/Wraps, Soups, Salad and Wraps and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 52 Comments.

  1. Beautiful recipe and i know i can persuade my niece to prepare, i can barely boil water – well not quite true, i can make an omelette when pushed, lol.
    Thank you, Chitra, for these wonderful dishes.

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  2. I have been meaning to try baked falafel for a while, but have not had the time or a recipe at hand. The latter is no longer true with is recipe; now to find the time.

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  3. This looks great. I love falafel and jalapeño, this looks like a great combination.

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  4. This is a powerhouse meal. So good for you and sounds so delicious,

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  5. I love falafels, and with kale yummmmmmm

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  6. They look so perfect Chitra, I had just tried the baked version addition of Kale is too good!!! 🙂

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  7. Zero oil baked wow I love it C:-) will try soon

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  8. very technical and detailed cooking…. loved the recipe

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  9. Can’t wait to try your baked falafel recipe……….they look gorgeous……. 🙂

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  10. Chitra, I found your recipes are really healthy. Can you do a guest post for me ????? Any healthy, tasty, savoury dish will be fine. 😀

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    • Hi Jay, thanx for loving my recipes dear, it makes me feel good. ..sure I would love to do but letmme know if your looking for anything in particular in savouries. …meantime I will think and get back. …and when are you expecting me to share? Is it ok if i do it after 15th?

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      • It is completely ok with me if you do it after 15th……..I have no strong choice…….. You can make any dish, suitable for you……It may be a lunch menu, dinner or evening snacks…….. 🙂

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      • Thanx dear…so sweet of you… …. will think on the dish and let you know, will try my best to bring good one… thanx a bunch…have a lovely day…

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  11. Another great post! Love this falafel recipe! 🙂

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  12. I will be making these for sure Chitra, I love this recipe!! Thank you for posting!!! 🙂

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  13. I love falafel. Interesting take in using Kale. How does it taste compared to falafel made from chick peas?

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  14. I love that you added kale! Such a great way to amp up the nutrition to my much-loved falafels!

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  15. I love falafel and with different flavorings. Must try with kale now!

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  16. I use kale for Zupa Toscana and love it. Must try this recipe. Thank you!

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  17. This sounds interesting, in a delicious way! Those falafels look crisp, too, on the outside. Pretty hard to achieve with baking. I’m going to have to give them a try. I do love falafels!

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  18. I love the idea of the kale in this falafel recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. ooh yes, I love this. I’m a huge fan of kale, I don’t even eat it for it’s health benefits I just love the taste of it to replace my greens in salads. I only ever eat it raw, so I will have to try this one!

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