WELCOME TO THE ALLURING & INCREDIBLY CAPTIVATING WORLD OF FOOD BLOGGING.THIS BLOG IMPARTS MY PERSONAL SECRETS OF COOKING TO YOU WHICH I PICKED UP FROM THE PEOPLE AROUND ME .I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE ENTIRE NOSTALGIC EXPERIENCE OF COOKING THESE DAYS AND THEREFORE HERE ARE SOME OF THE VARIETY OF VEGETERIAN DISHES.I HAVE A THURST FOR KNOWLEDGE SO WILL KEEP UPDATING THIS BLOG WITH SOME TOOTHSOME RECIPIES .
Thursday, October 07, 2010
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
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 )
1 cup hummus
shredded lettuce as per required
few onion slices
tomato ketch up
mix salads of your choice ( cucumers,tomatoes etc )
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.