Ramadan Special Falafel Recipe

falafel recipe
  • Best thing about Ramadan month is that you get a lot of motivation to try out new recipes. My food group in whats app is full of delicious food pics and  recipes tried and tasted by my foodie friends.  By seeing some pictures itself we desperately want to try it at the earliest. Most of the recipes they share are quite difficult with lots of steps which are quite time consuming. I usually select the recipes which is quite easy :D Falafel is one such snack that I tried during this Ramadan time. Falafel is a traditional middle eastern food made out of chickpeas. You can make this simple falafel recipe for evening snacks if you have soaked chickpeas. It’s a fried snack where the outer layer is so crispy and the inner layer is very tender, I bet children would love it.

    Ingredients:

    Chickpeas: 1 cup

    Onion: 1 chopped

    Garlic: 4 cloves

    Red chilly powder: 3/4 tsp

    Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp

    pepper powder: 1/2 tsp

    Cumin: 3/4 tsp

    All purpose flour/ maida: 2tb sp

    Baking soda: 1/4 tsp

    lemon juice: 1tbsp

    Coriander leaves a handful

    salt

    oil to deep fry

    Method:

  • Wash and Soak chickpeas for overnight, then drain the soaked chickpeas.
  • Add all the ingredients in the mixer except oil, grind them coarsely. Do not grind it into a fine paste.
  • Keep the grind mixture covered in the refrigerator for an hour (if you are in a hurry you can skip this part).
  • Make lemon sized ball and deep fry it in hot oil.
  • Transfer the crispy falafel into a tissue paper and then to a serving plate once the extra oil is soaked by the tissue paper.
  • Have falafel with a dip in hummus or tomato sauce or curd or any sauce of your choice.

Tips:

  1. Make sure you drain the soaked chickpeas without any drops of water.
  2. If the dough is not firm you wont be able to make balls, if so you can add flour/ bread crumbs into it.
  3. You can adjust the chilly powder as per your taste level.
  4. If you don’t want  to deep fry you can bake the falafel after brushing the falafel balls with little oil.
  5. I ran out of coriander leaves that day so the pics lacks greenery  :P
Wash and Soak chickpeas for overnight, then drain the soaked chickpeas.

Wash and Soak chickpeas for overnight, then drain the soaked chickpeas.

Add all the ingredients in the mixer except oil, grind them coarsely. Do not grind it into a fine paste.

Add all the ingredients in the mixer except oil, grind them coarsely. Do not grind it into a fine paste.

Keep the grind mixture covered in the refrigerator for an hour

Keep the grind mixture covered in the refrigerator for an hour

Make lemon sized ball and deep fry it in hot oil

Make lemon sized ball and deep fry it in hot oil

Transfer the crispy falafel into a tissue paper and then to a serving plate once the extra oil is soaked by the tissue paper

Transfer the crispy falafel into a tissue paper and then to a serving plate once the extra oil is soaked by the tissue paper

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4 Comments

  1. Anubhuti

    Mouthwatering… I’m making it this weekend :)

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