BOB'S RED MILL DRIED CHICKPEAS
GROUND CORIANDER & GROUND CUMIN
Bob'S RED MILL GLUTEN-FREE GARBANZO FAVA FLOUR
MAYONNAISE OR VEGAN MAYO
KOSHER SALT & GROUND BLACK PEPPER
Add chickpeas, garlic, bay leaves, salt, & water to an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Cover & cook with manual high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow the pressure cooker to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before carefully flicking the valve to its “venting” position to vent out any residual pressure in the pot. The chickpeas should be tender with al dente texture, a little firmer than that of canned chickpeas. Carefully strain off the cooking liquid. Remove & discard garlic & bay leaves. Set aside, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Prepare your grill for indirect cooking, creating a zone of direct high heat & a second zone of indirect heat. If using a gas grill, begin preheating at least 15 minutes before grilling. If using charcoal, light the charcoal at least 30 minutes prior to grilling.
Form each piece of dough into a ball, tucking the edges back into the center of itself until a smooth ball forms. Set aside to proof for 5-10 minutes. Roll the dough balls into 10-inch rounds. Lightly brush one side of the prepared crusts with olive oil.
Prepare your grill for high heat direct cooking, about 550-600 degrees F. Make sure the grates are clean. Immediately prior to grilling, grease the grill grates. Generously oil a paper towel (or spritz it with nonstick cooking spray). Use the grill tongs to run the oiled paper towel over the grill grates.
Remove the falafel burgers from the freezer. Lightly brush avocado oil over each side, then carefully place on the prepared grill grates, directly over the fire. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, flipping once halfway through. Take care as you flip, working as gently as possible to keep the burgers from crumbling. If they stick to the grill grates, let them cook 1 minute longer to help them set up.
Build your falafel burgers as desired. I like stuffing these falafel burgers in fresh pita with lettuce, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, pickled red onions & a generous drizzle of tahini sauce – delish!