Homemade falafel is an easy, healthy and cheap vegan dish. You just have to start yesterday.

I prefer falafel with tzatziki, but that makes a terrible pic, so here is a brighter version.

Making Falafel is counterintuitive, because you don’t cook these hard little bean things. You soak it in cold water for 24 hours, then blitz in the food processor with loads of herbs, spices, garlic and onion. Then you deep or shallow fry these until they look like tough meatballs, but green on the inside.

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