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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flafel Recipe

Falafel is a fried ball or patty, which is made ​​from chickpeas or beans and spices. This is a vegetarian food, and will be offered as a fast food, many times by street vendors.

Falafel is one of the best known and consumed Middle Eastern food. Balls or patties made ​​from chickpeas with spices fried falafel are both delicious and easy to prepare.

Falafel is everywhere in the Middle East, but it is more common in countries like Israel, Egypt and Syria. It is considered a "fast food" and sold like hot dogs from street vendors. Falafel is also the national dish of Israel.

Falafel is served with many different types of sauces, including spicy falafel and tahini sauce. It may be used alone or in a pita falafel sandwich.

How to cook Flafel:


2 c. dried fava beans or chick peas
1 medium onion - chopped finely
2 Cloves Garlic - crushed
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1 egg - beaten
1/2 c. Parsley - finely chopped
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

1- Beans or chickpeas to soak in water overnight. Drain. (If you beans that do not use without skin, remove the skin now.)

2- Place the beans or chickpeas and place in blender to a fine paste.

3-Onion, parsley, egg, garlic, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper, baking powder, salt and pepper. Mix well in the blender.

4- Be transferred mixture into a bowl and set aside 2 hours for 1 \.

5- Heat the oil in a deep fryer to medium-high. Carefully a tablespoon of dough into hot oil. Fry to a golden brown, like once or twice.

6- Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and on kitchen paper.

7- Serve hot with or tahini wrapped in pita bread with garlic chutney and salad. makes 30-35 balls.