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Falafel with Pita Bread

Ever since i tasted hummus , i became interested trying more and more some of middle eastern dish / cuisine . I thought they’re healthy enough , so why not trying it ? Falafel was made from ground chick peas , just like hummus , except we added few ingredients such as parsley , onion , cumin , coriander , some recipe even calls for mint in it . The recipe that i used to make this falafel does not use mint , and only used canned chick peas .Although i have other recipe of falafel that requires soaking the dry chick peas overnight . This recipe is quite easy and very tasty . For a healthier option , i suggest to not deep fry this , although deep frying always brings out the taste really good

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • oil for frying

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mash chickpeas until thick and pasty; don’t use a blender, as the consistency will be too thin. In a blender, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth. Stir into mashed chickpeas.
  2. In a small bowl combine egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir into chickpea mixture along with olive oil. Slowly add bread crumbs until mixture is not sticky but will hold together; add more or less bread crumbs, as needed. Form 8 balls and then flatten into patties.
  3. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until brown on both sides.
  4. In a small bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

 

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