Crunchy Falafel —

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from soaked and ground chickpeas.

It is typically a traditional Middle Eastern food , commonly served in a pita bread, or wrapped in it , as a  falafel wrap, which I have made this time.

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.

Star Ingredient :

Chickpeas

Main Ingredients :

  • 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

Method :

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 — 🙂

Once it reaches ,  the desired consistency pour it into a bowl and mix in baking soda (optional ), this will make the fritters crispier . Make balls out of the mixture and keep it aside.

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 —

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow … It looks so yumm & easy to make 👍

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  2. That looks so delicious! Yum!

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  3. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot Angela —:)

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  4. Megala says:

    Sounds delicious!

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  5. I’ll have to try this! Mine always crumble apart…

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  6. flavours2017 says:

    You can always mix all purpose flour to the mix , then the mixture will bind together, hope this tip helps when you try next time and thanks for dropping by 😊

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  7. flavours2017 says:

    You can always mix some all purpose flour to the mixture in order to bind them together, hope this tip helps when you try this recipe next time and thanks for stopping by.😊

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  8. Yummy! I love to eat Falafel!

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  10. Malini says:

    Wow. Looks delicious. I will try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  11. flavours2017 says:

    Yes it was delicious — thanks for the lovely comment Malini —

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  12. JoAnna says:

    These remind me of “hushpuppies” made with cornmeal. Falafel seems healthier and of course has protein. It’s been a while since I made them at home.

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  13. flavours2017 says:

    Yes JoAnna — Pls do try this recipe , am sure you will love it — and by the way also share the recipe of “hushpuppies” — sounds interesting — and thanks for the lovely comment — 🙂

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  14. JoAnna says:

    Here’s one. I’d probably use less sugar than this though. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/25241/vickis-hush-puppies/

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  15. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks JoAnna 🙂

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