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Falafel
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Falafel

Falafel is the Middle Eastern Food, originated in Egypt. It is deep fried and traditionally made with Fava beans or Chickpea. It is served with pita bread, tahini dip, tabouleh, hummus. It is vegan and is protein rich. 
Course Appetizer, Global, hightea, Side Dish, Snack, Starters, vegan
Cuisine Global, Lebanese, MiddleEastern
Keyword appetizer, chickpea, fried, lebanese, proteinrich, snack, starter, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking time 8 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 falafel
Calories 28kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas kabuli chana, wash and soaked for 8 hours
  • 2 tbsp parsley washed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander washed and chopped
  • 5 spring onion washed and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp semolina sooji
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder roasted jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the Chickpeas for 8 hours or overnight.
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  • Drain the soaked chickpea. Dry the soaked chickpea on the kitchen towel. 
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  • In the mixer grinder or food processor, grind the dried and soaked chickpea. 
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  • Add chopped parsley, onion, spring onion, coriander, garlic.
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  • Pulse them all together to a coarse mixture. Add soda bicarbonate, black pepper powder, roasted cumin powder,  paprika, and salt.
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  • Add bread crumbs to it and pulse them well.
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  • Remove the mixture in the bowl and add semolina to it. Mix well.
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  • Cover and refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours.
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  • Now take two spoons. Moist them with water. Place small quantities of the mixture in a moistened spoon and shape with the help of another moistened spoon to make smooth oval falafels.
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  • Refrigerate the shaped falafels before frying. You can shape and store the falafel on the greased plate in a refrigerator prior to frying. 
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  • Heat sufficient oil in the kadhai. Once the oil heated add the shaped falafel. Lower the heat and deep fry the falafel till golden.
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  • The falafel is deep-fried till golden, and crispy 
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  • Remove the fried falafel on the absorbent paper and serve hot.
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  • Serve hot falafel with hummus. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 54mg | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg