Falafel.

Falafal is a traditional middle east cuisine delicacy which is deep fried balls made from chickpea.
It is mostly served in pita bread as patty stuffed with other veggies or in shwarma.

Tastes yummm with hummus.

Ingredients:

1 cup Chickpea / kabuli Chana.

½ Onion ,finely chopped.

1/2 cup Parsley Leaves.

5 cloves Garlic.

2 Green Chillies.

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder.

½ tsp Cumin Powder.

1 tbsp Lemon Juice.

¼ tsp Baking Soda.

Salt to taste.

Oil for deep frying.

Method:

Soak 1 cup of chickpeas in enough water,overnight.
Next day, drain off the water and transfer to food processor,add onion, parsley leaves, garlic,green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, lemon juice and salt to taste.

Blend coarsely in a food processor without adding any water,add in baking soda and mix well.

Now with wet palms,prepare small lemon sized balls.

Keep it in fridge for 20 minutes.

Now, on medium heat deep fry the balls in hot oil.

Stiring occasionally.

Once the falafel turns golden brown, remove on an absorbent paper.
Serve falafel hot with hummus or sauce of your choice.

Here I have served falafel with beetroot humus,fries and vegetable fingers.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

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