How to make Falafel - Delightful chickpea fritters – ever so popular in the Mediterranean.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Fresh parsley (ताज़ा पार्सले)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Falafel
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Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 6-7 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Falafel Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 250 grams

  • Fresh parsley a few sprigs

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Spring onion bulb 4-5

  • Garlic 1 clove

  • Bread 5 slices

  • Soda bicarbonate a small pinch

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Paprika powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

Method

Step 1

Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain and dry on a kitchen towel. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves and parsley.

Step 2

Wash and chop spring onion greens. Peel, wash and chop garlic.

Step 3

Grind the chickpeas along with coriander leaves, parsley, spring onion greens, garlic, crumbed bread slices in a food processor to a slightly dry and grainy puree.

Step 4

Add a small pinch of soda bicarbonate, cumin powder and mix well. Season with salt, pepper powder and paprika. Knead the mixture well and allow it to rest for a couple of hours.

Step 5

Take a portion of this mixture, place it on a greased tray and flatten it slightly with fingers.

Step 6

Heat oil in a frying pan and deep-fry the falafels till golden brown. Drain onto a kitchen towel and serve hot.