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Falafel Tofu Spring Rolls

Falafel Tofu Spring Rolls

The falafel I had at an Israeli cuisine restaurant in Kyoto was delicious, so i made these spring rolls using their flavor as inspiration.

Ingredients: 10 rolls

Spring roll wrappers
10
Firm tofu
1 block
Fresh coriander leaves
1 bag
Garlic
1 clove
Cumin powder
1 teaspoon
Chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon
Salt
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Drain the tofu, and purée in a food processor. Even if a few small lumps remain, it's fine.
2. Use as much coriander as you want. If you like, add a generous amount.
3. Process the coriander to chop it up.
4. Grate the garlic clove.
5. Combine the processed ingredients, the spices and salt in a bowl and mix mix.
6. Taste it once it's been mixed. If you want to eat the spring rolls as-is as a drinking snack, be generous with the salt. If you want to add sauce later, use less salt.
7. Put about 1 tablespoon of the filling on a spring roll wrapper.
8. Wrap the spring roll up, following the instructions on the packet.
9. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (not listed in the ingredients) to a cold frying pan, then turn on the heat.
10. Put the spring rolls in, and cook over medium heat for a few minutes.
11. Cook on both sides until golden brown.
12. Serve with a side salad!
13. They look like this cut open.
14. They have a rather dry texture when eaten on their own, so add some salsa Mexicana, ketchup, tomato sauce, sesame sauce etc. to make them even tastier!

Story Behind this Recipe

I had falafel at an Israeli cuisine restaurant that's also called Falafel in Kyoto, and they were delicious. So I wanted to recreate them however, I was out of chickpeas, and potatoes so I used tofu instead. What can I say - this is a nice drinking snack.