Falafel

Learn how to make Falafel. Add an international feel to your party Falafel with hummus. Falafel makes a great snack when paired with hummus for dipping. Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food. Apart from serving these as a snack with Hummus and Tahini Sauce, you can also stuff them in a pita bread, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich.

Falafel

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serve: 10-12 Patties

Type: Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soaked Chickpeas
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 6-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • Oil for frying

Method of Preparation:

  • In blender, add soaked Chickpeas, chopped Onion, Garlic Cloves Coriander Leaves, Sesame Seeds, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Salt to taste and Lemon Juice.
  • Grind it coarsely. Make sure do not add water in it.
  • Now put the mixture in bowl.
  • To bind add 1/2  cup Gram Flour and pinch of Baking Soda.
  • Mix the mixture properly.
  • To set the mixture keeps it in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes take the mixture out.
  • Grease the palms with some oil to make Falafel.
  • Shape the mixture into a Ball or Pattie.
  • Heat oil on a medium flame and fry them till golden brown.
  • Once it is fried, take it out on strainer.
  • Falafel is ready to serve with Hummus.

Enjoy Falafel with Hummus, Tahini Sauce, you can also stuff them in a pita bread, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; “Falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich.

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Falafel

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