Friday, November 28, 2008

FALAFEL

Falafel is one of the most popular vegetarian snack in the middle east.These are patties made from chickpeas and spices and then deep fried.Its one of the best things to serve as an appetizer to a vegetarian or a non- vegetarian.It tastes great as it is along with any hot sauce but usually served in pita pockets or wrapped in a flat pita bread with hummus as base.

Canned chickpeas works good for this.If you dont have canned food in your area then you can soak the chickpeas overnight,pressure cook and then use them.

This is my post on day28 of RM2.

INGREDIENTS

Chickpeas - 1 can
garlic - 2 cloves
onion - 1 medium size ,diced large
cilantro/coriander leaves - a whole bunch
cumin pdr - 1 1/2 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
coriander pdr - 1 1/2 tsp
lemon juice - 2 tsp
all purpose flour - 1/4 cup
bread crumbs - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
salt and pepper
oil for deep frying

METHOD

Heat some oil in a pan and fry the garlic and onions till their raw flavor disappears.Then add all the ingredients including the fried garlic and onions in a blender and blend them till they all come together.Do not add any water, that will make it very thin and will be very difficult to form tight patties.Also if water is present then the patties will absorb a lot of oil.Form lemon size balls from the mixture and gently flatten them.

Heat oil in a deep vessel.When its hot drop the patties very slowly one by one.Fry them till they turn golden brown.Do not overcrowd the pan that will make them very oily as well.PLace them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.Serve hot with hummus or any hot sauce or serve it wrapped in pita bread.

Do check out what my marathon buddies have posted today!!!

1) DK 2) Srivalli 3) PJ 4) Curry Leaf 5) Medha 6) Priya 7) Bhawna 8) Raaji 9) Ruchii 10)Anu 11) Kamala 12) Roopa13) Divya Kudua 14) Rekha 15) Divya M 16) Lakshmi 17) Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19) Sripriya 20) Viji 21) Pavani 22) Kamalika 23) Karuna 24) Roochi

8 comments:

Roopa said...

wow what is it your have poured over the yummy falafel?? I feel like devouring the full plate:)

Cham said...

Falafel tuckled under the pita, I would love to have a bite!

DEESHA said...

i love falafel .. very much like our Dal vada

Uj said...

I have heard a lot about Falafel but never tried them. Yous pics are tempting me to try them right away

viji said...

very nice falafel ranji... In oman its popular dish....

notyet100 said...

hmmm looks yum,..will prepare this,,.soon,..;-)

meeso said...

Looks so good in the bread, covered in sauce!!!

foodbin said...

good snack food