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Smokin Chipotle Falafel Gyros

Smokin Chipotle Falafel Gyros created by Sharon123

East meets west in this spicy version of falafel. These delicious patties are baked making them a healthier alternative to deep frying. These are very versatile and make a delicious lunch. Developed for RSC #13.

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  • Before starting make sure that the chickpeas are well drained and dry. A salad spinner is a great way to eliminate excess water from the chickpeas before placing them on sheets of paper towels to dry or if you don't have a salad spinner, go ahead and place on several sheets of paper towels to dry.
  • With the blade of a chef's knife, break open the cardamom pods and remove seeds. Place the cardamom seeds along with the cumin seeds in a small heavy skillet and toast just until fragrant. Put in a coffee grinder and grind or crush with a mortar and pestle.
  • Add the chickpeas, garlic and chilies to a food processor and pulse several times until mixture is blended and smooth. To the processor add the onions, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, ground spices, baking powder, salt and pepper; pulse to combine. Shape the mixture into 8 small patties and flatten to 1 1/2 to 2 inch diameter.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, lightly oil a small baking sheet with olive oil, place prepared patties on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes per side.
  • In a small dish, combine the ingredients for the yogurt sauce; set aside.
  • Warm the pitas in the oven or over an open flame; to assemble, place 2 patties on each of the warmed pitas, spoon yogurt sauce over all and top with broccoli slaw; fold and enjoy!
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"East meets west in this spicy version of falafel. These delicious patties are baked making them a healthier alternative to deep frying. These are very versatile and make a delicious lunch. Developed for RSC #13."
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  1. Sharon123
    Smokin Chipotle Falafel Gyros Created by Sharon123
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  2. FLKeysJen
    Smokin Chipotle Falafel Gyros Created by FLKeysJen
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  3. Sharon123
    This was pretty easy to put together with a nice spicey flavor. I quartered the recipe and had enough for 2 pita halves. I did have a little problem with the patties holding together but just scooped them up and put them in the pita. Thanks!
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  4. FLKeysJen
    With a few tweaks this will be a five star recipe. I was really looking forward to the chipotle flavor and felt the yogurt sauce wasn't bold enough, and could use more adobo sauce. The biggest problem for me was that the falafel patties would not stick together. I have had a curse with all homemade veggie burgers falling apart on me though, so hopefully other reviewers will experience success. Great use of contest ingredients.
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  5. PaulaG
    East meets west in this spicy version of falafel. These delicious patties are baked making them a healthier alternative to deep frying. These are very versatile and make a delicious lunch. Developed for RSC #13.
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