Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So I took pictures of the falafel I made last week but I can't locate my camera at the moment. This picture looks pretty close though.

Here is the recipe for falafel I made. It's a really easy recipe and a great substitute for a meat dish. I made my own pita (which is one of the easiest breads to make) but you can, of course, buy it at the grocery store.


1 can of chickpeas
1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
dash of Tabasco sauce
4 garlic cloves
1-1/4 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon baking powder
4-6 tablespoons flour
Vegetable oil for frying
Garnish With: Chopped tomato, sliced onion, sliced green bell pepper, and Tahini Sauce

1. Drain and rinse chickpeas
2. Place the chickpeas and onions in a foodprocessor
3. Add the parsley, cilantro, salt, Tabasco sauce, garlic, and cumin. Process until blended but not pureed.
4. Sprinkle with the baking powder and 4 tablespoons of flour, and pulse
5. You want to add enough flour to enable the dough to form a small ball and does not stick to your hands.
6. Form the chickpeas into balls the size of walnuts
7. Heat 3-4 inches of oil to 375 degrees in a deep pot or wok and fry 1 ball to test.
8. If it falls apart add a little more flour
9. Fry until golden brown. Approximately 4-5 minutes.
14. Drain on paper towels.

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