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cookworm
03-09-2007, 01:24 PM
Can anybody tell me why whenever I try to make falafel, that it is crumbly and doesn't want to stick together to form either patties or balls? I use dried then soaked chickpeas to do it (not canned) and then I grind them. Is it possible my mixture is too moist? I don't want to add any eggs to this as a binder, so I need another solution.

Jeremy
03-09-2007, 01:39 PM
Could be not enough oil. :shrug: Also, are you deep frying them?

Krautie
03-09-2007, 01:40 PM
Oh, I love them!!!!!

I always take dried chickpeas, soaked for more than 12 hours.

After grind them I add the spices and 8 tablespoons flour (for 400 g dried chickpeas) - did you add flour to your mixture?

cookworm
03-09-2007, 01:46 PM
Could be not enough oil. :shrug: Also, are you deep frying them?

I will be--I can't even get them to stick together to form the patties or balls at this point, so I'm afraid that once they hit the oil, they'll disintegrate! :verysad:

did you add flour to your mixture?

No--I didn't. The recipe I have doesn't say to add flour, so I didn't, but I'll bet that will make all the difference--thank you!!! :muah:

feministmama
03-09-2007, 01:48 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmfalafelmmmmmmmmm

good luck. If it works out, give us your recipe