Falafel is a traditional Mediterranean recipe that is quite popular among the foodies.

Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 100 gm soaked chickpeas
  • 2 finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • salt as required
  • 200 gm all purpose flour
  • 25 gm chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 250 gm refined oil
  • 1 pinch baking soda

Method:

  • To prepare this snack recipe, add soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker along with enough water to boil them.
  • Place the pressure cooker over medium flame and boil the chickpeas for 10-15 minutes. Once done, take it off
  • the flame and drain the excess water. Transfer the chickpeas in a bowl and mash them with a masher.
  • Now, in a large bowl, mix together mashed chickpeas, finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, minced garlic,
  • cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, baking powder and all purpose
  • flour. Knead this in the form of a dough.
  • Make small balls of the chickpeas mixture and slightly flatten them using your palms. Now, heat refined oil in a
  • deep-bottomed pan over medium flame. When the oil is hot enough, add the flattened patties to it. Fry them
  • until they are golden-brown in color. Once done, place the fried patties onto a plate lined with absorbent
  • paper to soak up the excess oil. Serve these hot with a dip of your choice to enjoy!