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  • Writer's pictureKomal Soni

Falafel

๐Ÿ’š INGREDIENTS ๐Ÿ’š


For Falafel:

Combine the following in the food processor, and crush it coarsely on the pulse mode:

  • 1 cup chickpeas, soak overnight

  • 1/4 cup sweet corn, par boiled

  • 1/2 cup parsley, remove stem

  • 1/4 cup coriander, remove stem

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder

  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

  • 2 tablespoons gram flour

  • Water if needed

  • Oil for frying


For Red Sauce:

Combine the following in a blender and blend it well, then cook it in a pot for 5 minutes:

  • 3 medium tomatoes

  • 1/2 red capsicum

  • Salt to taste

  • 3 tablespoons red chili powder

  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoon cornflour + 4 tablespoonsย  water


For White Sauce:

Combine the following in a bowl and mix well:

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • Salt to taste


Salad:

  • Lettuce, julienned

  • Tomatoes, julienned

  • Carrot, grated

  • Cucumber, grated

  • Any other toppings of your choice like jalapenos, olives, pickles, red cabbage, coriander, etc.



๐Ÿ’› INSTRUCTIONS ๐Ÿ’›


Frying Falafel:

  • Transfer the crushed falafel mixture to a container, cover it and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Just before frying, add the baking soda to the falafel mixture and stir with a spoon.

  • Heat oil. When the oil is hot, drop a few medium-sized rounds of the falafel mixture in it like Bhajiya/fritters.

  • Fry them until the balls are nicely browned and crispy.

  • Remove them to a paper towel.


Assembling:

  • Take a pita bread(store-bought), and open it from the center.

  • Fill it with falafel, red sauce, white, sauce, and salad.

  • It's ready. Eat before it gets soggy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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