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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Falafel

Falafel is a very popular food in the Arab East. A very filling vegetarian dish, served as a starter, main course or just a snack. It usually served with pita bread with chopped lettuce tomato and hummus.

Ingredients:
250g dried chickpeas
4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
2-3 Green Chilly, finely chopped
3 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
3 tsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp crushed Coriander seed
1 tsp crushed Cumin seed
½ tsp baking soda
Oil for frying
Salt

Preparation:
1. Soak the chick peas overnight and drain the water .



2. Grind them to a fine paste by sprinkling little water.



3. Grind green chilly, parsley, coriander leaves, cumin seed, coriander seed, and garlic to a paste along with 3tsp of chickpeas paste.



4. Add this to ground chickpeas paste.



5. Add salt to the above mixture and mix well.


6. Make small balls from the dough and flatten it with your palm.



7. Heat oil in a heavy vessel, deep fry them until it turns golden brown and serve hot.


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