Sprouted Lentil Falafel with Tamarind Yogurt Sauce

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These have the same amount of proteins as a chicken patty, without the cruelty. Vegetarians: 1, Non-vegetarians: 0!

They taste like heaven and have a crispy bite to them, and are super soft from the inside. They are made with fresh whole foods and enzyme rich super-foods.

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So one day as I went downstairs after waking up, I had a strong craving for Falafels. My mom had soaked chickpeas at night. She had already boiled them and told me to take out a portion for myself as I always do for salad or hummus. Falafels require you to add some kind of flour to them which I was not in the mood for because it makes them unnecessarily heavy.

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The lentils that I had left for sprouting a few days back came to my mind and I had a beautiful inspiration, why not add them to my falafel mixture. So I blended them and added them to the already mashed chickpeas and they created magic. The consistency was perfect and the taste was flawless.

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Serve hot with a yogurt sauce and a tamarind date sauce (vegan option) or just eat them with a squeeze of lemon. You won’t be able to stop eating these little beauties, I guarantee it!

Sprouted Lentil Falafel with Tamarind Yogurt Sauce

Prep time Cook time Total time
30 mins 10 mins 40 mins


Veggie patties that have the same amount of proteins as a chicken patty, without the cruelty. Vegetarians:1, Non-vegetarians:0!
They taste like heaven and have a crispy bite to them, and are super soft from the inside. They are made with fresh whole foods and enzyme rich super-foods.

Category: Gluten Free, Breakfast, Low-Carb, High-Protein
Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Falafels:

  • 2 cup Sprouted Green Lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup Chickpeas, boiled
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies

Spices:

  • 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin
  • 1 tsp dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pink Salt to taste

Sauce:

  • 1 cup Soy Yogurt
  • 1 Medjool Date
  • 1/2 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Kernels
  • Pink Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Mash the chickpeas
  2. Blend the sprouted lentils in a blender and mix to the mashed chickpeas, you should have a thick consistency.
  3. Add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger, chilies, mint and coriander in the mixture.
  4. Add the spices and mix well.
  5. Make patties of about 1 cm thickness and 4 cm diameter (this helps in even cooking) and keep aside.
  6. For the tamarind sauce blend the date, tamarind paste and 5-6 tablespoons of warm water in a blendr, add the fennel seeds and salt and blend again until smooth.
  7. To the soy yogurt add the ginger powder,pomegranate and salt. Also add the tamarind sauce you made in the earlier step.
  8. Pan fry the shaped falafels with 4-5 tablespoons olive oil/rice-bran oil and cook until goldn brown.
  9. Serve hot with tamarind yogurt sauce or even as a patty in a burger with lots of veggies.

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8 thoughts on “Sprouted Lentil Falafel with Tamarind Yogurt Sauce”

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    1. I like cooking my own food because then I know exactly what goes inside it, the preservative filled store bought stuff never excited me anyway.
      You can make these before hand and freeze them. If you don’t want to pan fry them you can cook them in the oven as well! I don’t really care about fat on my low carb days, as long as it’s good fat.

  2. Hi! Am curious about the Greek yogurt and the vegan aspect. Would you say more about that and how to sub if it is a not a vegan recipe? Thanks!

    1. Hey I had posted this recipe when this blog was a vegetarian/vegan blog, it has now transitioned into becoming a fully vegan blog!
      I would suggest you to replace the greek yogurt with any brand of non-flavored soy yogurt for this recipe.

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