Falafel


Falafel

Falafel are fried chickpeas fritters which are often served with tahini sauce. It is a typical middle eastern food, which is most popular in breakfast and as in snacks as well. Falafel are not only good in taste but even they are great source of protein as well. There are so many options to make this recipe, and here i am sharing traditional one. So lets begin to prepare falafel now..

Ingredients

1 cup dry chickpeas( raw)

1 onion (roughly chopped)

1 tea spoon cumin seeds

1 tea spoon coriander powder

1 inch ginger piece

50 gram fresh coriander leaves

1/2 tea spoon chaat masala

1/4 tea spoon mixed spice(garam masala)

1/4 tea spoon black pepper powder

1 table spoon lemon juice

2 green chillies

2 table spoon all purpose flour

Salt to taste

Oil for deep fry

Instructions

1. To prepare this recipe firstly we need to wash and soak chickpeas for overnight or minimum 8 hours.

2. Now rinse and drain the chickpeas in a colander.

3. Add chickpeas to a food processor along with ginger, onion, green chillies, coriander, salt and all spices. Then process the mixture until it become a paste.

4. Now add all purposes flour and lemon juice in it and mix well, then refrigerate this mixture at least for an hour.

5. After one hour, heat oil in a pan and make lemon sized ball from the prepared mixture and fry them into hot oil on a medium flame until they turn golden in color. Then remove from the oil and place them on absorbent paper and serve hot with tahini sauce!

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Tahini Paste And Tahini Sauce Recipe


Tahini is a paste which is made from grounded sesame seeds. Tahini is a popular staple in Middle East, here are many ways to use tahini… like sauces for meat and vegetables.

Tahini has lots of positive points, it is high in calcium and protein and lots of nutrients those help fight inflammation and provide cardiovascular support.

Preparing tahini is so quick and that we can do with two ingredients, so lets get start to make this easy peasy tahini paste today.

Ingredients

100 gram sesame seeds
2 table spoon olive oil

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini, first of all we need to toast the sesame seeds.

2. Take a heavy bottomed pan add sesame seeds in it, and toast them gently on low flame.

3. When they turns light brown in color, turn off the heat and set them aside to cool.

4. Now add olive oil and sesame seeds in to the food processor, pulse until it become a thick paste form.

5. Now tahini paste is ready, store it in little glass jar.

Tahini Sauce is a popular dip in middle east. Its made from tahini paste and especially used with burgers, falafel and snacks.

Ingredients
2 table spoon tahini paste
1 table spoon water
1 tea spoon lemon juice
1/4 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon fresh parsley

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini sauce ,grind all them together until sauce is become creamy in texture.

(You can also add garlic in this sauce mixture)