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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Falafel

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This is the Falafel that I made and it was soooo yummy! I will be making this again. The seasonings were so good. My hubby ate the rest of the little Falafel without anything.

Falafel

2 1/2 cans garbanzo beans

1 cup cilantro (coriander leaves)
1/2 cup parsley 
4 garlic cloves minced 
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1 very large onion
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/4 cup flour

2 teaspoon baking soda, added 15 minutes before frying

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Drain the beans and rinse then blend the garbanzo beans  in a food processor until the beans are the consistency of bread crumbs, empty into a large bowl.  Next put the onion, garlic, cilantro and parsley in the food processor and blend until it is a paste consistency, add to bean mixture.  To the bowl add the cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, bread crumbs and cayenne pepper and mix very well. Stir in the baking soda, baking powder and flour to the bean mixture and mix well, let sit 15-20 minutes before frying. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a 2 to 3 inch frying pan, turn to medium-low heat. Mold the falafel mixture into small balls ( I used my cookie scoop) and drop into oil to fry, continually turn over the falafel balls to keep the color an even brown on all sides, when they are a medium brown color, remove the balls and drain on a paper towel for a minute.  Serve warm and fresh with tahini sauce, pickles and vegetables.

2 comments:

Katie said...

I've never had a Falafel...always been afraid to attempt making one myself...but this looks like it's really pretty simple!

Thanks for sharing. Bookmarking this post for future recipe reference!

royalegacy said...

I have never had this before and it looks quite interesting. I wish you would have put this up during Lent. I am going to save this and serve this next Lent, because I doubt that I could get my family to eat this during the rest of the year.