Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from soaked and ground chickpeas.
The falafel balls can be topped with fresh salads and sauces of your choice and can be drizzled with hummus or tahini sauce .
Recipe link of hummus —
Falafel balls may be eaten as a snack or as a main course wrapped up in a pita bread.
- 2 cups of chickpeas ( soaked overnight)
- 1 cup of roughly chopped onion
- 4 to 5 pieces of garlic
- 1 cup of parsley and coriander leaves
- 2 tbsp of cumin powder
- 4 to 5 tbsp of flour
- 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
- 2 tsp of lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying
Soak the chickpeas overnight , then in the morning drain all the water and put it in a food processor along with the chopped onion, garlic cloves, parsley, flour, salt, cumin, ground coriander and red chilli powder.
Grind together all the ingredients to a coarse powder Scrape the sides of the processor periodically and push the mixture down the sides. It should be paste like consistency , don’t overprocess it or it has a probability of turning into hummus — 🙂
Put enough oil on a wok, and deep fry all the fritters in batches. Once they turn brown in colour remove them on a plate with a paper napkin to drain out the excess oil.
To make a wrap , place 2 to 3 falafel on pita bread, add some green salad (cucumber , tomato, cabbage or greens of your choice, drizzle some hummus and wrap it up. Your lovely falafel wrap in pita bread is ready to eat —