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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Falafel and Wraps | Cooking With Kin #4#

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
You'll need
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
  1. 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.
  2. I made a paste of green chillies,cilantro and garlic and added it to the chick pea mixture.
  3. Roll them into small patties or shapes of your desire and deep fry.
Yogurt dip/spread
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.
Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean dish :)


  1. I too love falafels a lot and thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Very nice presentation, looks delicious..

  3. Never had falafels! this look great!

  4. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


  5. Lovely post girls.. my mouth is watering with all the goodies here.
    Love Ash.

  6. Yummy falafel... It's my favorite too :-) Thanks for visiting my blog and please do hop whenever you can. You have a wonderful blog here.


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