Egyptian Delicacy - "Chickpea Falafel Recipe"

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Hello readers,

      Today I will share with you a staple middle eastern dish "Falafel" which is a popular street food around the world. The origin of Falafel is unknown and controversial. Generally accepted Falafel first have been made in "Egypt", falafel has become a dish eaten throughout the middle East. The dish later migrated northwards to the "Levant", where chickpeas replaced the fava beans. Hope you like the information.


1. Dry chickpeas-500g.( Don't use canned chickpeas).

2. Baking soda- 1/2 tsp.

3. Onion- 1 small(chopped).

4. Fresh Parsley- 1/2 cup( chopped).

5. Garlic- 4 cloves( roasted).

6. Chickpeas flour- 2 cups.

7. Cumin seeds- 2 tsp.(ground).

8. Coriander seeds- 1 tsp(ground).

9. Black pepper Powder-1/4tsp.

10. Cayenne pepper Powder-1/4 tsp.

11. Cardamom powder- A pinch.

12. Baking powder- 1 tsp.

13. Vegetable oil-As required.

14. Salt- To taste.

Preparation Method:-

Step 1- One day before take a large bowl rinse chickpeas and soak in enough water and baking soda overnight. It will increase double in size after soaking.

Step 2- Next day drain and rinse chickpeas well and transfer them into food processor along with onion,garlic, parsley, chickpeas flour,salt, grounded cumin, grounded coriander,black pepper, Cayenne pepper and cardamom powder.

Step 3- Grind all ingredients until getting rough, coarse forms,in between combine well by down the sides with the help of a spatula and grind again to get the consistency.( Do not over- grind).

Step 4- Transfer the mixture into a bowl add baking powder and mix well,remove large chickpeas if any,cover the bowl and keep in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Step 5- After 2 hours take out the bowl and make a lemon sized balls and press them gently to bind the mixture well.

Step 6- Take a wide mouth vessel and add large quantity of vegetable oil, let the oil heat until smoky, to check the temperature of oil and binding can drop a small ball in the oil, if they septated in the oil then have to grind the mixture once again to make it more paste.

Step 7- Once oil will became smoky hot, lower the flame in medium. Now Fry the felafels in batches 5-6 at a time rotates until became golden brown on all sides.

Step 8- Now transfer felafels into pepper towel, serve hot with your preferable sauce.

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