Baked Falafel Tacos With Basil Hummus

Baked Falafel Tacos With Basil Hummus.

This visual of baked falafel tacos with basil hummus and crispy chickpeas would hopefully make you want to try one asap. Loaded with nutrients, this is vegan and super delicious. I used store bought taco shells but those can be replaced with small home-made chapatis.

Traditonally, falafels are best enjoyed when fried but I really wanted to try a baked version of it. I am so glad to announce, it didn’t disappoint me at all. I did not feel the taste was compromised and we equally enjoyed it as we would enjoy the fried ones. The falafels were baked until they turned golden brown and crisp. Paired with creamy hummus which was delicately flavoured with fresh basil and loaded with tons of crispy chickpeas. Oh, so yum! 

This could be such a crowd pleaser for house parties and family dinners, lunches and brunches. Prep in advance and put it to bake while you churn the hummus. Crispy chickpeas could be made in advance and stored too. Comes in handy while assembling the whole thing together.

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You may like to try – 

Crispy chickpeas recipe

Baked Falafel Tacos With Basil Hummus

Baked Falafel Tacos with Basil Hummus

Arpita Darooka
Vegan, guilt free, nutritious and healthy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Bake Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Servings 2 People

Ingredients
  

Falafel Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Chickpeas Soaked overnight
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice
  • 7-8 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Pc Onion Chopped
  • 3-4 Pcs Green chillies

Basil Hummus Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Chickpeas Soaked overnight
  • 8-10 Leaves Basil
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini
  • 7 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt To taste
  • 1/2 Cup Aquafaba (cooked chickpea water)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 Pcs Ice cubes Or ice cold water

Garnish

  • Zaatar spice, Sumac and black pepper as required

Instructions
 

Falafel

  • Coarse grind together all the falafel ingredients. Make it a coarse paste like consistency. Use a tbsp of gram flour if required to bring it together.
  • Refrigerate the mix for at least 30 mins. Mix 1/2 tsp baking powder. Make small balls or patties out of it and lay them on a lined baking tray.
  • Brush or spritz a little oil on the falafels and bake at 200 C (fan assisted) for 25 mins or until they turn brown and crisp.

Basil Hummus

  • Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas up to 3 whistles. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup water.
  • Blend together all the ingredients of basil hummus to a desired creamy consistency. Add olive oil and ice cubes in intervals for a wonderful texture.
  • Take it out in bowl, top it up with extra virgin olive oil, zaatar and sumac spice and black pepper.
    Enjoy!!!

Assemble Tacos

  • In taco shells, add falafels, top it up with hummus. Add salad greens and pickles of choice. Add crispy chickpeas. Sprinkle some more zaatar and sumac.
    Enjoy!!!

Notes

The recipe of crispy chickpeas is linked in the post.
Recipe for home-made tahini - Dry roast 1/4 cup sesame seeds in a pan until it turns fragrant and just about to change color. Once cooled, add 3tbsp olive oil and blend until it forms a paste like consistency. Keep adding a tsp of oil and blend until it forms a smooth paste. That’s your homemade tahini.
Keyword Baked Falafel recipe, Basil hummus recipe
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