Got a taste for Falafel? then this recipe is definitely for you. Yes it can be made at home and its equally tasty like the ones you get in restaurants or even better.
Hello Lovely Readers,
After all those yummy and delicious Holi Recipes, I wanted something completely different. This week you are going to see mostly savouries on contrary to the last week posts which were loaded with sweets and desserts. Though this one ain’t a healthy recipe either but who cares.
To those of you who don’t know what falafels are or made of, they are made out of chickpeas, a Middle East favourite and a guilty indulgence with a deliciously crisp outer shell and moist centre. This is a deep fried version but you can also bake them or pan fry them in little oil. I like the baked version too, its not that bad either. If you aren’t one of those calorie counters then the fried version is totally your thing.
Nachos & Fries are something that comes to our mind for starters usually when out, but I’d rather prefer falafel with hummus or tzatziki sauce. Its light on the tummy and absolutely delicious. And for me it goes best with a bottle of beer.
The recipe is really simple and barely takes 20 mins from start to finish. Yes, you heard it right. All you have to do is throw in a handful of ingredients in your blender and the mixture is ready. Chill it in the refrigerator for a while and its ready to be fried. While for tzatziki all you need to do is mix together yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
P.S- It a perfect party snack.
Lets get started with the recipe now.
- FOR FALAFELS
- 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
- 5 to 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 big onion
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- Oil for frying
- FOR TZATZIKI:
- 1 cup strained yogurt
- ¼th cup cucumber
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Add chickpeas, cilantro, salt, chilli powder, pepper, cumin powder, garlic, onion, all purpose flour in a food processor and pulse until you get a coarse mixture. Need not be a puree.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it with a cling wrap and refrigerate it for atleast one hour,
- Once the mixture is chilled, heat the oil, and take 1 tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and make small balls and flatten them in between your palms. Fry them until they a golden in color.
- For the tzatziki sauce mix all the ingredients together under the heading and it will be ready.
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