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Thursday, June 18, 2015

FALAFEL -FRITTERS WITH WHITE CHICK PEAS /KABULI CHANA -RAMADAN SPECIAL

FALAFEL WITH CHANA - LEBANESE RAMADAN SPECIAL



this is a very quick and nutritious recipe of lebanese origin,very god appetizer/starter or even can be had as main course dish along with Pita bread with tahini, hummus (as stuffing).


 

MAN INGREDIENTS


 (measuring cup 1 cup = 250 ml)

1 cup cooked white chickpeas/kabuli chana

1 medium sized onion/pyaaz, finely chopped or minced

2-3 garlic/lahsun, crushed or finely chopped or minced

1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder

½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder (optional)

1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder

½ tsp crushed black pepper or pepper powder

2 tbsp all purpose flour/maida or whole wheat flour/atta

3 tbsp fresh parsley or coriander leaves, finely chopped or minced

½ to 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

salt as required

oil for deep frying

Method 


combine all the ingredients in a bowl including flour(flour is not visible in below picture,but added later)




mash the chickpeas and mix everything well.



make it as coarse semi solid  paste



Make into small or medium sized balls or patties



deep fry in hot oil like the way you would do for pakoras/fritters.



Turn over to the other side whilst frying to ensure that the falafels are evenly fried.

Drain falafel on kitchen tissues to remove excess oil.


Serve falafel hot with pita bread or serve as snack/starter with some sauce.