Recipe: Yummy Falafels
Falafels. Falafel (pronounced “fell-off-uhl”), sometimes spelled “felafel” or “felafil,” is a deep-fried ball or patty that is made from either chickpeas or fava beans and spices. It is a vegetarian and vegan food and one of the most widely consumed and recognized foods of the Middle East. Falafel, or ta'ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food.
Ingredients of Falafels
- You need 400 g of chickpeas – soaked.
- It’s 1 of onions.
- You need 3 cloves of garlic.
- Prepare 1 bunch of parsley – chopped.
- Prepare 1 bunch of coriander- chopped.
- You need 1 tsp of baking soda.
- Prepare 1 tsp of cumin seeds/ powder.
- Prepare 1/2 tsp of black pepper.
- Prepare 1 tsp of chilli powder- optional.
- You need 1 tbsp of flour.
- It’s 1 tsp of salt.
- You need 1 of lemon – juiced.
- Prepare of Cooking oil.
Dry chickpeas are naturally starchy and will help your falafels to stay well formed. And good news is, you can make the falafel mixture one night in advance and chill overnight. Falafel is a Middle Eastern food with a long history in Arab countries, as well as ancient Israel. The word falafel may descend from the Arabic word falāfil, a plural of the word filfil, meaning “pepper.”These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus and tahini sauce (known as a “falafel plate.”) They're also great served with toum, a Middle.
Falafels step by step
- Gather all your ingredients together.
- Place all ingredients apart from cooking oil into a food processor. Pulse until you get a texture that is slightly rough..
- Put in a bowl, place in a fridge or a cool place for 30 minutes..
- Using a tablespoon or your hands, scoop the mixture and shape into balls or disks..
- Heat cooking oil in a cooking pot..
- Deep fry the falafels until they turn a beautiful brown colour each side..
- Remove from oil and enjoy it cold, warm or hot..
Pour oil into the bottom of a large skillet until it just covers the bottom. Heat until oil is hot enough to sizzle a breadcrumb. Carefully lift the falafel from the waxed paper using a spatula. Fry a few falafel at a time and do not overcrowd the skillet. Traditional falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans, herbs and spices.