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Falafel is a Middle East Asian bread recipe which is typically enjoyed with a chickpea based filling . A healthy and fiber rich bread recipe, falafel is best enjoyed with garlic chutney and lettuce as snack or meal.

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Flafel recipe - How to make Flafel


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  1. Soak the bean or chickpeas in water overnight. drain. ( if you use fava beans that are not skinless, remove the skins now.)
  2. Place the beans or chickpeas in blender and blend to a fine paste.
  3. Add the onion, parsley, egg, garlic, coriander, cumin, cayenne, baking soda, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well in the blender.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and keep aside for 1\2 an hour.
  6. Heat oil in a deep fryer to medium high. drop carefully a tablespoon full of paste into the hot oil.
  7. Fry to a golden color, turning once or twice.
  8. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on absorbent kitchen paper.
  9. Serve hot with tahini or wrapped inside pita bread with garlic chutney and lettuce.

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