Falafel Falafels

What is Falafel and How to Make it

Falafel

Falafel Recipe (Arabic: فلافل), for a while that I want to prepare, we had tested the commercial version but a very disappointed not, tasty enough for my taste. During my trip to Egypt, I had the opportunity to taste the real Falafels. While surfing the net I came across an easy and super delicious English recipe.

Falafel or Tamiya is a Levantine culinary specialty widely used in the Middle East, consisting of chickpea or bean dumplings, mixed with various spices, and fried in oil. This food is said to come from Egypt. The word falafel could come from the term mlaff, meaning packaged, because it is often eaten in a sandwich [Source Wikipedia]

I had chickpeas in my freezer that I had previously soaked for 24 hours so that I had some on hand for the chorbaor harira.

Falafels isa kind of round pancake made from chickpeas, beans or both. spices and herbs. They are served in pita bread. They are then garnished with salad, hot sauce andtahini sauce. They are sold all over the streets of Egypt, a kind of street food and I promise you that it is filling.

In order to succeed Falafel it is imperative to dry them well because if they are wet they may crumble during cooking

The day before, soak the chickpeas in water, taking care to cover the chickpeas well,

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Dry them with absorbent paper (to succeed in the falafel it is really necessary that the chickpeas are dry because if they remain wet they are likely to crumble during cooking)

Pour the chickpeas into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients The day before soak the chickpeas in water, taking care to cover the chickpeas well

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Dry them with absorbent paper (to succeed in the falafel it is really necessary that the chickpeas are dry because if they remain wet they are likely to crumble during cooking)

Pour the chickpeas into a food processor. Add remaining ingredients

Mix everything. Scrape the walls and mix a second time until you get a texture that is neither too fine nor too thick between the couscous and a dough. The mixture has to hold but not be like hummus.

Pour the mixture into a bowl. Do not hesitate to remove the large pieces of chickpeas.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat oil in a pan (I use my fryer).
Form falafel balls having previously wet the hands this allows the dough not to stick to the hands.

Plonger les boules de falafel dans l’huile chaude. des qu’ils dorent d’un cote les retourner.

Easy Falafel recipe

Prep time Cooking time Total time
10 mins 10 mins 20 mins

Ingredients

Serve 30 :

  • 500 g dry chickpeas soaked the day before
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ onions
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon golden sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch of parsley (or coriander or mint, or a mixture of the two)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • ½-tsp paprika
  • pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • pepper and salt

Instructions

  1. The day before, soak the chickpeas in water, taking care to cover the chickpeas well.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Dry them with absorbent paper (they must be wiped well)
  3. Pour the chickpeas into a food processor. Add the onions and the garlic cloves.
  4. Add salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, coriander powder, cayenne andbicarbonate,
  5. Add the coriander, parsley and or mint
  6. Mix by small impulse the whole. Scrape the walls and mix a second time until you get a texture that is neither too fine nor too thick between the couscous and a dough. The mixture has to hold but not be like hummus.
  7. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Do not hesitate to remove the large pieces of chickpeas.
  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  9. Heat oil in a pan over low heat (I use my fryer).
  10. To form falafel balls having previously wet the hands that allowsthe dough not to stick to the hands.
  11. Immerse the falafel balls in hot oil. as soon as they brown on one side turn them over.

You can serve the falafel in a sandwich with pita bread and a mint sauce.
We mix Greek yogurt, chopped mint, lemon juice, and a clove of garlic.
Add lettuce, cucumber and tomato.

Enjoy!

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