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Air-Fried Herby Falafels served in a Pocketless Pita Bowl by thevegansara ??⠀

These falafels are light on the inside & super crispy on the outside all served in a pocketless pita bowl! We sure want this bowl! ?⠀

What you need: 2 cups chickpeas (use approx 3/4- 1 cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight in a large bowl on kitchen counter, then dried thoroughly using a kitchen towel), 3 green onions roughly chopped, 2 cups firmly packed herbs using leaves and tender stems ( I used equal parts dill, cilantro, & parsley), 2 tsp coriander, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cardamom, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup pumpkin purée (130 grams), 1-2 T of chickpea flour, 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt, neutral oil, package of flatbread/gyro bread/pocketless pita⠀

Pocketless Pita Bowl: place pita in microwave 20-30 seconds so it becomes pliable. Using a small oven safe ramekin or bowl, gently drape pita over inverted bowl. Bake at 400 till warmed & holds its shape (approx 5 min)⠀

For the Falafels: What you do:⠀
? Using food processor: Pulse chickpeas till they become finely chopped. Place chickpeas in a bowl set aside. Wipe container clean⠀
?Add the herbs & seasoning & pulse till finely chopped/ leaving some texture. Next add puree, chickpeas, & chickpea flour. Pulse to mix evenly. Season to taste.⠀
?Place In fridge 15 min to meld flavors⠀
?Meanwhile, In a non-stick pan over med/low heat add panko & s/p, heat till golden, stirring occasionally being careful not to burn approx 5-7 min. Turn off heat.⠀
? Using a cookie scoop or spoon make falafel patties approx 1 T each. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Spray/brush both sides of falafel with a bit of neutral oil.⠀
? Next gently dredge each falafel with toasted panko from pan. Return to baking sheet. Makes approx 24 patties. If you are freezing your falafels- just place them in a freezer safe container.⠀
? Airfry at 370 F approx 15-18 min flipping half way through cook time. Cook falafels in batches. Enjoy!!⠀

Serve your falafel bowl with an Israeli Salad, hummus, & a lemon tahini dressing.

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