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Pumpkin Falafels

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These falafels are full of pumpkin flavour, soft in the center and crisp on the outside. Enjoy them in a salad, serving them in a warmed split pita pocket or just on their own. I like serving these on a bed of salad with a lemony Greek yoghurt dressing, but a green tahini sauce (a mixture of cilantro, lemon juice, garlic and sesame paste) would be just amazing if you want to go dairy-free.

FalafelsYoghurt Dressing
  • 400 g Cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 250 g Roasted pumpkin, mashed
  • 1 tbsp Chickpea flour (or cornstarch)
  • 1 Small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 Fresh red chilli pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Fresh flat-leaf parsley (or cilantro), chopped
  • 2/3 tsp Black salt (or regular sea salt)
  • Olive oil
  • 150 g Plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. In your food processor, pulse the chickpeas until chunky puree forms. You can use a fork to mash them too.
  2. Mash the roasted pumpkin in a large bowl. Add in chickpeas, chickpea flour, red onion, minced garlic, garam masala, cumin, chilli pepper, parsley and salt. Mix well and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Shape the mixture into 16 balls and place on a greased baking tray or lined with baking paper. Spray the falafel with olive oil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. The edges should be crispy and the center is still soft.
  4. Meanwhile, combine yoghurt, lemon juice and minced garlic in a small bowl. Season to taste. Serve falafels with yoghurt dressing.

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Brian's Home Blog 3/10/21 00:55

Tis the season for all things pumpkin, yummy!

babYpose 3/10/21 01:22

Looks so good, perfect for breakfast as here is morning:) yogurt dressing sounds delicious.

Christine 3/10/21 01:59

Something different, sounds good.

J.P. Alexander 3/10/21 03:14

Se ven muy ricas por lo general las hago con garbanzo o lenteja.. Probare esta receta. Te mando un beso

Nammi 3/10/21 06:32

love this idea of using pumpkin in falafels. have a nice Sunday!

Grace 3/10/21 07:03

I love the falafels. This recipe for today that you propose to us will soon cheer me up. Thank you in advance Angie !!
Very good and harmonious Sunday !!

Rose world 3/10/21 09:21

Never tasted pumpkin falafel but bet it is flavourful and sweet. I just had stir fried pumpkin for lunch today.

delphine 3/10/21 09:32

ces falafels me plaisent beaucoup
Bon dimanche

Lola Martínez 3/10/21 09:35

Es tiempo de calabazas y los falafels ahora quedan muy sabrosos con ellas como ingrediente principal. Sobre una cama de ensalada verde, me parecen ideales.
Un beso.

Królowa Karo 3/10/21 10:33

They must be very flavorful. This is what autumn tastes like :)

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 3/10/21 14:25

It's Pumpkin Season and I'm so happy :)
Original, beautiful, tasty dish, Angie!
Have a nice Sunday!

Tom 3/10/21 15:32

...and pumpkin is the flavor of the season.

Federica Simoni 3/10/21 15:37

Bellissimo piatto, da provare!!

Bill 3/10/21 16:48

They look delicious.

Kitchen Riffs 3/10/21 16:59

These look great -- fun way to use pumpkin. Thanks!

Cooking Julia 3/10/21 17:15

A good way to cook pumpkin, I am sure I would love these!

Jeff the Chef 3/10/21 19:25

That seems unusual and interesting! I love everything pumpkin, and I love falafel.

Pedro 3/10/21 22:12

I like falafel. The addition of roasted pumpkin will add extra juiciness, and the spicy touch is delicious. Great with this sauce! See you

DEZMOND 3/10/21 23:10

Looks very nom and crispy I always love falafel and wafflafels too.

kathyinozarks 3/10/21 23:21

Oh wow what an interesting recipe using pumpkin-looks and sounds delicious

foodtravelandwine 4/10/21 03:12

I will make it!!....I love the combination and your creativity!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

gluten Free A_Z Blog 4/10/21 04:25

I love falafel and pumpkin takes it to a new level! I'll be trying this one. thanks

Nancy Chan 4/10/21 11:47

Looks yummy! I love pumpkins. If only I could taste one of them. Lol!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 4/10/21 11:49

Would you believe I have never actually eaten pumpkin, so I guess there is no excuse for me not to try it, now that I have your great recipe to follow.

I wonder how small you could get away with making them before they loose their proper texture and flavour? I was just thinking of finger food at a party!

Have a lovely Monday :)

Angie's Recipes 4/10/21 11:57

@Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews They are actually not big, about 2.5-inch for each if I remember it correct...I wouldn't go smaller than 1.5-inch.

[Reply] 4/10/21 14:23

Another tasty bite, perfect for Fall!

R's Rue 4/10/21 14:50

I could eat one now. Delicious.

Mijú 4/10/21 15:05

Que buenos.
Siempre haces unas presentaciones fabulosas :-)))
1 saludito

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 4/10/21 15:40

Loving this autumn twist on an old classic recipe - great flavours in here!

Kinga K. 4/10/21 21:08

Perfect for autumn ❤

savorthebest 4/10/21 21:33

I love falafels. I have never thought of adding pumpkin. That sounds delicious

speedy70 4/10/21 21:33

Adoro la zucca, questi non mi scappano, grazie!!!

bread&salt 4/10/21 22:26

Pumpkin falafels recipe is so new Dear Angie! Pumpkin season just beginning here and your recipe looks great.

mjskit 4/10/21 23:59

Love the twist on these falafels with the pumpkin puree. Can I assume that sweet potato puree would work as well? Have never made falafel before but just bought some dried garbanzo beans for just this purpose. Pinned!

2pots2cook 5/10/21 11:07

So love your autumn twist on falafel !!!!

Mbul Kecil 5/10/21 12:48

wow great dear..pumpkin combined with cheekpeas...very yummy for Halloween party in October maybe ^^

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 5/10/21 13:52

The pumpkin twist is perfect for a few October lunches! Looks delicious, Angie!

Balvinder 5/10/21 17:55

Love your creative twist to original falafal!

Pam 5/10/21 19:07

What a tasty and clever idea!

Martyna 5/10/21 20:42

This is very interesting and delicious ��

David 5/10/21 21:31

Angie, They look good and despite the fact that I'm not into falafel, I'd give them a try. But there is no way my wife would partake...just doesn't like anything made with chickpeas. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Raymund 6/10/21 00:44

This sounds interesting, I was honestly preparing for a falafel this coming weekend now I will make a half and half, this one and the traditional one

tigerfish 6/10/21 03:12

Fall-inspired falafel with pumpkin is a great idea!

Malindha Erba 6/10/21 12:16

I love falafel and I love pumpkin, sure this recipe is ideal for me. Thank you very much for sharing ^^

Eva Taylor 6/10/21 14:34

These look as good as their deep fried cousins, how did you get the even golden-brown colour? I usually find falafels rather dry but the pumpkin in these would make them silky moist.

claire 9/10/21 00:44

It sounds great particularly with this dressing :-)

Easyfoodsmith 9/10/21 19:28

Love the pumpkin twist! Going to pin this

Debra Eliotseats 12/10/21 14:43

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. I just made some pumpkin cookies (to post at the end of the month) but something savory like this recipe needs to be on my list.

Lowcarb team member 12/10/21 23:47

This is something different, many thanks for sharing the recipe.

All the best Jan


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