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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.
- Soak the bean or chickpeas in water overnight. drain. ( if you use fava beans that are not skinless, remove the skins now.)
- Place the beans or chickpeas in blender and blend to a fine paste.
- Add the onion, parsley, egg, garlic, coriander, cumin, cayenne, baking soda, salt and pepper.
- Mix well in the blender.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and keep aside for 1\2 an hour.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer to medium high. drop carefully a tablespoon full of paste into the hot oil.
- Fry to a golden color, turning once or twice.
- Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on absorbent kitchen paper.
- Serve hot with tahini or wrapped inside pita bread with garlic chutney and lettuce.
This recipe was contributed by cnkk on 26 Apr 2005
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