Tasty And Easy Falafel Recipe

Easy Falafel recipe

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Hello & Welcome back, Today I am gonna share with you an awesome and easy falfel recipe, it’s an amazing staple Middle Eastern dish—and popular street food around the world—that consists of fried spiced balls or patties of ground chickpeas or fava beans (or a mixture of both) stuffed into a pita or wrapped in laffa bread with hot sauce, tahini sauce it’s very tasty. So, without wasting anytime let’s begin with the recipe.

  • Prep time:1 Hour.
  • Cooking time: 50 Minutes.
  • Serve:4-5.

Ingredients For Tahini Sauce

  • White sesame seeds 2 cups.
  • Olive oil 1/4th cup -½ cup.
  • Salt to taste.

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Tahini sauce

Method:

  • Set a pan on medium heat, add the white sesame seeds and toast them until they release their aroma and the colour changes slightly. Make sure not to over toast the seeds.
  • Immediately transfer the toasted sesame seeds in a blending jar and blend while the sesame seeds are warm, while the blending process, the sesame seeds will leave their own oil as they are warm and it will turn into thick paste.
  • Further add 1/4th – ½ cup olive oil gradually to make a semi thick fine paste. The quantity of olive oil may differ on your mixer grinder.
  • Once the paste is made, season with salt and blend again.
  • Homemade Tahini is ready! Cool down to room temperature and store in an airtight container, refrigerate in the fridge, it stays good for about a month.

Ingredients For Hummus

  • Chickpeas 1 cup (soak for 7-8 hours).
  • Salt to taste.
  • Ice cubes 1-2 nos.
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves.
  • Homemade Tahini paste 1/3rd cup.
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp.
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp.

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Hummus recipe

Method:

  • Wash the chickpea and soak for 7-8 hours or overnight. After soaking, drain the water. Transfer the soaked chickpea in a pressure cooker, along with it, add salt to taste and fill water up to 1 inch above the chickpea surface.
  • Pressure cook the chickpea for 3-4 whistles on medium heat.
  • After the Whistles, switch off the flame and let the cooker depressurize naturally to open the lid.
  • The chickpea should be completely cooked.
  • Strain the chickpea and reserve the water for later use and allow the cooked chickpea to cool down.
  • Further, transfer the cooked chickpea in a blending jar, and further add 1 cup of reserved chickpea water, ice cubes and garlic cloves, grind to a fine paste while adding additional 1- 1.5 cup reserved chickpea water, add the water gradually while grinding
  • Hummus is ready, refrigerate until it’s used.

Ingredients for Falafel

  • Chickpeas (Kabuli chana) 1 cup.
  • Onions ½ cup (diced).
  • Garlic 6-7 cloves.
  • Green chilies 2-3 nos.
  • Parsley 1 cup packed Fresh.
  • coriander ½ cup packed.
  • Fresh mint few sprigs .
  • onions greens 1/3rd cup.
  • Jeera powder(Cumin powder) 1 tbsp.
  • Dhaniya powder(Coriander powder) 1 tbsp.
  • Lal mirch(Red chili powder) powder 1 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Black pepper a pinch.
  • Olive oil 1-2 tbsp.
  • Sesame seeds 1-2 tbsp.
  • Flour 2-3 tbsp.
  • Oil for frying.

Method:

  • Wash the chickpea and soak for 7-8 hours or overnight. After soaking, drain the water and transfer in a food processor.
  • Further add the remaining ingredients (until sesame seeds) and blend using a pulse mode. Make sure to grind in intervals and not continuously.
  • Open the jar lid and scrap the sides to grind the mixture evenly into a coarse mixture. Add olive oil gradually while blending.
  • Make sure the mixture should neither be too coarse nor too pasty.
  • Once the mixture is grinded coarsely add flour and sesame seeds, mix well and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. While it’s resting you can make other components of the recipe. After the rest in the refrigerator add, remove and add 1 TSP of baking soda and mix well. Dip your fingers in cold water and take a spoonful of mixture and shape into tikki. Set a wok on medium heat and heat oil for frying, fry the tikki(fritters) in hot oil on medium heat until it’s crisp and golden brown. Fry all the tikkis in the same way.

Tip

  • If in case you do not have a food processor use a mixer grinder and blend the mixture, make sure to do it in batches to ease the work and make sure to keep the mixture coarse and not pasty.

Ingredients For Salad

  • Fresh lettuce ½ cup.
  • Tomatoes ½ cup.
  • Onions ½ cup.
  • Cucumber ½ cup.
  • Fresh coriander ⅓ cup.
  • Lemon juice 2 TSP
  • Salt to taste.
  • Black pepper a pinch.
  • Olive oil 1 TSP.

Method:

  • Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, refrigerate until it’s served.

Ingredients For Wrap Assembly

  • Pita bread.
  • Hummus.
  • Fried falafel.
  • Salad.
  • Garlic sauce.
  • Hot sauce.

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Falafel Wrap Assembly

Method:

  • Spread efficient amount of hummus over the pita bread, place the fried falafel, salad and drizzle some garlic dip and hot dip. Roll and serve immediately.

Ingredients For Bowl

  • Hummus.
  • Fried falafel.
  • Salad.
  • Pita bread.

Method:

  • Spread a portion full of hummus in a bowl, place the salad, some fried falafel, drizzle some garlic dip and hot dip, place some pita bread aside, add some olive oil and olives and sprinkle some red chilli powder over the hummus.
  • Serve immediately.

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