Falafel (Arabian Snack)
(Kabuli Channa) 1 glass (250 g)
Onion medium size finely chopped 1
Garlic Cloves, finely chopped 4
Fresh Coriander leaves, chopped 1/4 cup
Fresh Mint Leaves (Or Parsley leaves) , chopped 1/4 cup
Red Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda 1/4 teaspoon
Salt 3/4 teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Sesame seed 2 teaspoon
Oil for deep frying
Clean and soak chickpea in enough water with 1 teaspoon of added baking soda for 6-8 hours.
Wash and drain chickpeas, then grind/crush in an electric grinder or on sil batta (Grinding stone). Add 1/8-1/4 cup water during grinding/crushing if needed.
Add spices , onion, garlic, Fresh coriander and mint and mix well.
Make wall nut size ball from this mixture and deep fry in oil on medium flame till tender/crunchy and golden in colour.
Delicious Falfel are ready. Serve with Tahini Sauce and Khubz/Pita bread..
Note: 2 teaspoon wheat flour or two bread slice pieces can be added to avoid disintergration/shape-damage during frying.
Falafel is an Arabian snack , popular around the Middle East from Saudi Arbia to Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and UAE. It is very tasty and crunchy snack. Try this recipe at Iftar during this Ramadan and enjoy.
August 19, 2011