Once again, I would like to thank all of you who have been incredibly gracious to send me your recipes! :) Today, I feature a simple & exotic Egyptian snack, by Princy Vinoth - who blogs at Spicy Foood for my Cooking With Kin series. She has over 100 different recipes on her blog. Some of my favorite are - Snicker Muffins, Stuffed Dates Cookies, Truffles and the brilliant eggless Tiramisu. Hop on to her blog for more! :-)
I was super thrilled when Kavitha @ Edible entertainment asked me to make a post for her 'Cooking with Kin ' series! Thanks Kavitha for giving me my first guest post :)
Falafels have been my childhood favorite.Being brought up in the middle east, shawarmas are an all time favorite. Falafels are deep fried patties/balls made of chick-peas and served with pita bread,salads and tahini based sauces.Read more about falafels here.
I've been wanting to make falafels for a while just that I didn't have an appropriate occasion i guess.
This is how i made it.
Makes 8 small patties
Chickpeas 1 cup cooked and drained
Onions 1 small chopped finely
Garlic 3 pods
Parsley/cilantro/coriander leaves few sprigs
Green chilli 1(as needed)
Cumin seed powder 1tsp
Coriander/dhaniya powder 1 tsp
Flour 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
- Mash all the above in a mortar and pestle or blitz it in a mixer until a smooth dry mix which you can roll into patties.
- I made a paste of green chillies,cilantro and garlic and added it to the chick pea mixture.
- Roll them into small patties or shapes of your desire and deep fry.
Hung curd 2 tablespoon
Mayonaise 1 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2tsp
Cucumber grated and drained off the excess liquid 1 tablespoon
Onion 1 small chopped finely(optional)
Salt to taste
- Mix all the ingredients and check for taste and keep it aside.
For the wraps
Chapati/wheat or corn tortilla- 2
Freshly cut vegetables - onions,tomatoes,lettuce (any of your choice)
Yogurt dip from above
Spread the yogurt dip on the chapati and place fresh salad with the falafels ,roll and serve.