Falafel is a very famous Middle Eastern vegetarian dish packed with rich flavors of chickpea and herbs. There are several ways to serve it but my personal favorite is the wrap style. When I am on the move I never skip a cart or a stall serving authentic falafel without trying one. I am kind of in love with this and today I am going to share a recipe which I do quite often. There could be several variations to it but for me it’s the easiest homemade falafel. Lets go for it!
So here are the ingredients for Falafel:
1C. Chick pea/Garbanzo beans (soaked in water overnight)
3 - 4 Garlic cloves (minced)
1 onion (finely chopped)
1T. Cumin powder
1T. Coriander powder
1T. Red chili powder
½ T. Black pepper powder
½ T. Baking soda
½ T. Cardamom powder
2T. Whole wheat flour
1T. Lemon juice
¼ C. Parsley leaves (chopped)
½ C. Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt to taste
Ingredients for Pea & Feta Hummus:
½ C. Feta cheese
1T. Tahina paste
2T. Olive oil
Salt & pepper
1P. Whole wheat wraps or tortillas
Oil to fry
Salad filling (thin diced - cucumber, tomato, onion & lettuce)
Start with preparing the falafel. Add all the ingredients for falafel into a food processor and make a course mixture. Leave it in the refrigerator for one hour.
To prepare the hummus, add peas, feta cheese, tahina paste, olive oil, salt & pepper in a food processor and pulse until smooth puree is formed.
Remove the chickpea mixture from the refrigerator and roll into medium sized balls. Deep fry in batches for about 3 to 4 minutes or till golden brown and drain on paper towels
To make a wrap, warm the tortillas a bit. Spread a generous layer of hummus and place 3 – 4 falafel balls on top. Layer the wrap with desired amount of salad and mayonnaise. Roll up the tortilla and tuck it well.
It is now ready to be served. Enjoy!
I hope you all will love this classic, flavorful & super satisfying recipe!
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Published by Manav Malik