Thursday, October 07, 2010

falafels

Falafels are basically a very common middle eastern food made up of chickpeas which is the key ingredient in this dish,its a very healthy dish ,it is not too oily when deep fried and tastes best with the hummus dip and in pita bread/tortillas as wraps.I had tasted this first time when i was in dubai for a holiday ,3 yrs back and after that here in melbourne,now its one of our  common favourite during luncheon ,but it was long we had it now and so decided to give it a try on my own and it turned out super delicious and i wont exaggerate but according to my dear hubby AJ, he said he would now prefer eating home made falafels anytime :)),coming soon my home made hummus dip recipe so stay tuned guys ;-)

makes 25-28 falafels
ingredients for falafel :
2 cups chickpeas
4-5 garlic cloves
1 cup chopped  parsely
2-3 tspn red chilli pwd
2 tsp corriander pwd
2 tsp cumin pwd
1/4 cup plain flour/maida
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
method :
Wash and soak chickpeas,pressure cook till tender,strain the water,add rest of the  ingredients except plain flour and crush in mixer into coarse paste.Add plain flour and mix well. Make small, walnut size balls,slightly flattened them and deep fry in hot oil on medium flame.


makes 4 wraps 
ingredients for falafel wraps :
4 tortillas or pita bread/pita pockets ( store bought/home made )
12 falafels
1 cup hummus
shredded lettuce as per required
few onion slices
tomato ketch up
mix salads of your choice ( cucumers,tomatoes etc )
method : 
Heat tortillas for few seconds both the sides on a non stick pan,spread generously around 2-3 tbsp of hummus all over the tortilla ,place 3 falafels in the centre of the tortilla ,slightly pressed through your palms ,squeeze some tomato ketchup ,throw some salads,lettuces,onions on it and wrap it up,fold it like rolls and Njoy eating immediately.
Sending this to nithu for guest hosting CWF - LB : CHICKPEAS ,an event by Kiran.




15 comments:

  1. My fav. on lebanese menu. looks tempting. Nice clicks.

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  2. thank u sara to be so quick :)

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  3. love the falafel wrap, complete meal...

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  4. Lovely wraps,looks tempting..delicious recipe

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  5. very fulfilling roll...loved your second click

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. falafels looks delicious ,wish i could get some falafel with hummos n pita bread ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  7. They look awesome. Wonderful pics.

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  8. I can anytime falafels love it that much..beautiful crispy falafels..

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  9. Wow..they turned so perfect..the pics are very very very tempting :)

    US Masala

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  10. Lovely falafels and nice wraps with hummus..looks delicious.

    Aaha Oho

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  11. I once made hummus which was liked by all. very filling rolls...laden with nutrition. love the clicks.

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