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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Just Falafel (Fried Chickpea Dumplings - Middle Eastern Snack)

       
          Falafels are very popular Middle Eastern snacks which can be either had as an appetizer with hummus or as a main course inside pita breads and salads. They can also be wrapped in parathas for a super wrap meal. 

          Try serving them with some green chutney instead, a la Indian style. I sometimes make Indian chaat / Falafel Kadhi / Kofta Curry with the leftover falafels. So check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.











  • 1/2 cup kabuli chana (white chickpeas), soaked overnight
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves, garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. dry roasted coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. maida (plain flour)
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • oil to deep fry










          Blend together all the above mentioned ingredients (except oil) without adding any water. Make small equal size balls out of the dough and refrigerate for an hour.

          Heat oil in a pan and fry the falafels in batches in low flame till light golden brown in colour. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot as a snack with hummus or with pita bread and salad.




                           Blend together all the above mentioned ingredients (except oil) 
                           without adding any water. 





                     Make small equal size balls out of the dough & refrigerate for an hour.



                      Heat oil in a pan and fry the falafels in batches in low flame till light
                      golden brown in colour. 




                  Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot as a snack with hummus or with pita 
                  bread and salad.





















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