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Thursday 23 October 2014

Falafel Chaat (Chickpeas Dumplings - Middle Eastern Style)

               Falafel is a very popular Middle Eastern snack which is basically fried chick pea dumplings. Here is a yummy and a delicious chaat made out of some left over falafels. As it is well known chaat is a favourite street snack in almost all parts of India now. So I made a falafel chaat in the same way as you would normally prepare a chaat.  

          It is very simple if you have all the  ingredients before you. It just needs some assembling and voila, you have a healthy, nutritious and a wholesome chaat right in front of you. It can be enjoyed anytime of the day.

  • 5-6 Falafels
  • 1/2 big onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas), boiled
  • 3 tbsp. yoghurt, whisked
  • 2 tbsp. green chutney
  • 2 tbsp. tamarind chutney
  • 1/4 tsp. jaljeera masala / chaat masala
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder or to taste
  • 3 tbsp. bhujia / sev
  • 2 tbsp. fried peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves. chopped

Green Chutney - 

  • 1 bunch coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch mint leaves, chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped (opt)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Tamarind Chutney - 

  • 1 tsp.concentrated tamarind paste
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 5-6 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

          To make the Green Chutney - Grind together all the ingredients with 2-3 tbsp. water till smooth. Keep aside.

          To make the Tamarind Chutney - Combine together the tamarind paste, red chili powder, sugar and water and simmer on a low flame till the sugar dissolves and the chutney is slightly thick. Keep aside to cool.

          To assemble the Falafel Chaat -  Place all the falafels on a serving dish and add onion, tomato and boiled kabuli chana.

                                 Add beaten yoghurt, green chutney & tamarind chutney.

                   Sprinkle red chili powder, jaljeera powder & pepper powder. I substituted
                   chaat masala with jaljeera powder for a different flavour.

                                  Sprinkle bhujia, fried peanuts & coriander leaves. 

                                  Serve as a snack. 


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