Sunday, 13 September 2009

Falafel and dip

FALAFEL

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup dry shelled broad beans/ Fava beans,
1 1/2 cup of Chickpeas - soaked overnight,
4 tbsp each of- mint,Parsley and coriander leaves(chopped),
3-4 cloves of garlic,
1 medium sized onion,
1 1/2 tsp cumin,
1/2 tsp of cayenne,
1 tsp of sesame seeds(optional)
1 tsp of bicarbonate soda,
1 tsp coriander seeds,
oil for deep frying and
salt to taste.

For the dip:
1/2 cup of yogurt,
1/2 cup of tahini,
1/2 cup of lemon juice,
1 cup of water and
1 tsp of salt.

Method:
In a food processor, place the chickpeas,broad beans,chopped coriander leaves, parsley, mint, garlic, onion, cumin, coriander, cayenne and salt. Process to a firm paste..Transfer to a bowl, and add the soda and sesame seeds if using.Knead this paste to mix everything thoroughly and let rest for 1 hour.
Meanwhile make the dip by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Heat the oil in a kadai/frying pan. Make small walnut sized balls with the paste an flatten a little bit and deep fry on medium heat, until light brown or for 5-6 minutes. Drain them on a paper towel. Serve hot with tahini dip or use as a filling inside pita bread to make a sandwich. Enjoy :)

I am sending this over to Joy from fasting to feasting(season II) hosted by Lubna of Yummy Food and Yasmeen of Health Nut and to My Legumes Love Affair 15 guest hosted this month by Sia of Monsoon spice and event by Susan.



46 comments:

Rekha shoban said...

its looks perfect...delicious

Sanghi said...

Wow.. yum yum dish and dip faiza..!

priya said...

wow, i really wanna try this out, faiza!...great recipe , looks so yum!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Perfect shape & colour.....yum

Priya said...

Crispy falafel and dip looks amazing, feel like grabbing few from the click..

Sandhya said...

lovely recipe... with such beautiful ingredients!!
great going

Jyoti said...

These looks so crisp and yummmy!

Sireesha said...

That looks perfect and crispy and luscious...

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks ladies for all the lovely comments :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

love the falafels. They are my favorites, but yet to put them in my blog :)

Padma said...

Looks perfect in shape, color and delicious :)

Lebouffe said...

Wow.. I'll surely have to send this recipe to my parents .. they fancy Arabic food! -Naina

Kanchan said...

Hey,
Thanks for dropping by my blog, I had been drooling over your recipes for whole day today!
Got to see loads of variations and different cuisines in your kitchen.
Will visit often !

Katy ~ said...

Looks and sounds very good to me. I would like to have this now!

Parita said...

M hungry now...

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so yumm!!! I made Fish balls in a same manner,Waiting in teh draft folder.

Shaista Tabrez said...

falafel looks too good..thanks for posting the recipe

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Faiza looks delicious ...
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Pavithra said...

Hey thats my fav and looks so good crispy, and tempting.. Awesome and nice entry to the event.

Hema said...

nice snack.. Pls pick ur award from my blog

prathibha said...

Looks so crisp,,,,love to stuff them in pita pockets n eat....

SriLekha said...

wow! its looking too delicious!

SriLekha said...

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Shabs.. said...

such a fab recipe.....made these last ramadan n lost the recpe!!...will try it again....n loved that sauce too....

Abhilash Pillai said...

Looks delicious and crisp... The picture appears like a vegetable cutlet...


I should try this on sunday...

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely falafels. :-)

*sangi* said...

Dear,
Tried ur 'stir fried baby corn recipe'.
It was superb.tnx a lot.Never made falafel at home...looks gr8.
Do u have any gud recipe for garlic dip?
Tnx for all lovely words...will be back soon

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Luks perfect:)

Babli said...

I love falafel very much and used to have everyday when I was at Muscat. I will definitely try out your lovely recipe. It looks delicious.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

First time here..very nice blog...falafel looks yummy and awesome!!! Never tried falefels, will try this....Thanks for sharing :-)

SOUSOUKITCHEN said...

I would like to try this recipe, it looks yummy.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Collect your Award dear... Its waiting for you in my blog :)

Yasmeen said...

Have a blessed Eid.Thanks for sharing your delicacies :)

SOUSOUKITCHEN said...

I just want to wish you a happy El Eid to you and to all your family.

Lavanya Siva said...

hey, this is really tempting . Looks so crisp. Just love it

rekhas kitchen said...

Ead mubarak to you and your family Faiza. Falafel looks crisp and very tempting with that dip yum.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Eid Mubarak Faiza.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Eid Mubarak Faiza. Have a blessed festival.

Humaira said...

Eid Mubarak!!

Lebouffe said...

Eid Mubarak :)

VS said...

Yummy falafel! They look so good.

Claudia said...

This is one meal I always have out - have never made it. Thanks so much for the recipe. My family will adore it.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy looks perfect...

Priya said...

wish to try this falafel..was lukin for the recipe long time

Gulmohar said...

That looks perfect and yummmmmm :-)

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