Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe

Do you want to learn how to make easy homemade Falafel Recipe? I will guide you. Falafel is a deep-fried patty made from ground chickpeas. It is very popular in

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe
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Do you want to learn how to make easy homemade Falafel Recipe? I will guide you. Falafel is a deep-fried patty made from ground chickpeas. It is very popular in Middle East Countries. During Ramadan, Falafel balls are eaten as a part of Iftar. Today it is a common and popular street food in many countries. So try this easy homemade falafel recipe and share your comments!

You may also like my other Arabic recipes such as Pita Bread and Hummus

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe

Furthermore, I would like to give suggestions for a perfect and easy homemade falafel recipe. Firstly, put the chickpeas in a wide bowl and add enough cold water to cover them by at least 3 inches. Let soak overnight, then drain.Place the drained, uncooked chickpeas in your food processor along with chopped onion, garlic, parsley, cumin powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, red chili powder, chickpea flour, and salt, process until you get a coarse mixture. (Scrape the sides in between. The mixture should be in the consistency between the texture of ‘couscous’ and a smooth paste). Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, place it in a wide bowl and stir well by using a fork. Then cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours.

Secondly, you can serve falafel as a teatime snack. You can also serve it as a sandwich, stuffed in Pita Bread, topped with greens, boiled eggs, pickled vegetables, grilled eggplant, French fries, tomatoes, and tahini-based sauce. It is also served as a burger for lunch, just lightly griddle the burger buns on the cut side in a griddle pan or toast. Then spread houmous on one side of each bun, top with falafel patties, add a handful of lettuce, then pop the remaining bun half on top.

Finally, the balls will stick together loosely at first, but it will bind nicely after frying.
If you feel the mixture is very brittle, then add some chickpea flour. (Don’t add too much, just 1/2 to 1 tbsp is enough)
When adding salt, make sure to add around 3/4 to 1 tsp salt to the mixture. This will give the falafels the right taste. Because falafels are usually slightly salty in taste.

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe 2017-10-27 04:32:06

Serves 5    Do you want to learn how to make easy homemade Falafel Recipe? I will guide you.                              Print        Prep Time   01:10        Cook Time   00:20        Total Time   01:30

Prep Time   01:10        Cook Time   00:20        Total Time   01:30         To process

  1. 1 cup dry chickpeas/garbanzo beans (don't use canned chickpeas)
  2. 1/2 small sized onion, roughly chopped
  3. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  4. 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  5. 1 tsp cumin powder
  6. 1/2 tsp ground coriander powder
  7. 1/8 tsp black pepper powder
  8. a pinch of red chili powder/cayenne pepper
  9. 1 tbsp chickpea flour or all purpose flour (I used chickpeas flour)
  10. 3/4 to1 tsp salt          To fry
  11. enough oil          Instructions
  12. Let soak the chickpeas overnight, then drain.
  13. Place the drained, uncooked chickpeas in your food processor along with other ingredients, process until you get a coarse mixture.
  14. Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, place it in a wide bowl and stir well by using a fork.
  15. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours.
  16. Heat a pan with enough oil slowly over medium heat.
  17. Meanwhile, form the falafel mixture into round balls and flatten it gently by using your palms.
  18. Then place them one by one in the medium hot oil and fry both sides till golden brown and crisp.
  19. Remove from the oil and then place over kitchen tissues to absorb the excess oil.
  20. Repeat the same process for the rest of the mixture also.         By Santhi Therese    The Indian Claypot https://theindianclaypot.com/

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe

Serves 1
Prep Time: 01:10
Cook Time: 00:20
Total Time: 01:30

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 small sized onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper powder
  • a pinch of red chili powder/cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp chickpea flour or all purpose flour
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp salt
  • enough oil

Instructions

  • Let soak the chickpeas overnight, then drain.
  • Place the drained, uncooked chickpeas in your food processor along with other ingredients, process until you get a coarse mixture.
  • Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, place it in a wide bowl and stir well by using a fork.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Heat a pan with enough oil slowly over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, form the falafel mixture into round balls and flatten it gently by using your palms.
  • Then place them one by one in the medium hot oil and fry both sides till golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove from the oil and then place over kitchen tissues to absorb the excess oil.
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the mixture also.

By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot

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