January 5, 2014

Falafel


Falafel is a very delicious Middle-Eastern gourmet appetizer that has become popular in the West over the past several years. It’s made from a deep fried paste of chick peas, fava beans, and a mix of onions and different herbs and spices.  

Ingredients :

  1. Dried chick peas - 1 cup
  2. Parsley - 1/4 cup
  3. Onion - 1 no
  4. Garlic - 4 cloves
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  7. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  8. Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  9. Back pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Dried bread crumbs - 2 tbsp
  11. Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  12. Flour - 2 tsp
  13. Oil for frying   

Method :

1.   Soak the chick peas in the water overnight.  Drain it thoroughly.

2.   Mix & grind together parsley, onion, garlic, coriander leaves, coriander powder, cumin ,black pepper powder & drained chick peas.  

3.   Now add the flour, baking soda & dried bread crumbs.

4.   Heat the oil in the deep frying pan, mould the falafel mixture into small balls, flatten & drop into oil to fry.  Once crispy & golden brown in colour remove & drain on a paper towel for a minute.  


Serve warm.   

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