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Falafel

Very popular snack of Middle East.

Recipe by Syed A. Hafeez of

A favorite road side snack, with a crispy exterior while the inside is soft and succulent.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

  • 450 gms. Gorbanzo Beans, dry
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsps. Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 2 tsps. Cumin powder
  • 1 no. Onion, chopped
  • 4 nos. Spring Onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Red Chili Powder for garnishing
  • 1 bunch Parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Soak the chick peas overnight in a plenty of water.
  2. Drain well and grind in a food processor, add onion and parsley and grind for few seconds more.
  3. Now add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Keep this mixture in a refrigirator for 30 minutes.
  4. With the wet hands, shape a dessertspoonfull of the mixture into a patty 4cm round.
  5. Heat the oil and deep fry the falafels until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
  6. Sprinkle paprika lightly and serve.
  7. Falafels can also be used in sandwiches with a spread of sesame paste on bread slices followed by tomato slices and pickled (in vinager) the pieces of cucumber, beetroot and whole green chillies.

Comments

rita

rita

Hi ,the dish came out well.thanx for the simple . recipe

Vijeta

I have to try this..I ate once...in greek resturant

Riyaz

first time i tried with cooked chickpeas and end up in a fine smooth paste instead of coarse ground paste. Let's see this time. wish me luck

Riyaz

first time i tried with cooked chickpeas and end up in a paste instead of coarse ground paste. Let's see this time. wish me luck

Divya

Divya

Did you use Parsley or Coriander leaves or both?

jyoti

ILIKE THIS RECEIPE

mamta

mamta

looks delicious

Jagruti

I have tried to make falafal before, but some reason while I was frying them they all come undone and I end up making a mash of everything.ve me an any xtre tip for my reassurence.

huma

hi, the recipe is good. can we use chicken instead of garbanzo beans. plz reply.

Muskaan

You also can mix the Burghol (soak it for 1 hr and then squeeze the water out and mix it with the ingredients mentioned) It will give the crispy rough texture on the outside and inside of falafel.. the way the actual falafels looks..

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