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MINI FALAFEL

Mini Falafels

Ingredients
For Falafel

  1. Dry chickpeas
    1/2 cup
  2. Coriander leaves-chopped-
    1/4 Cup
  3. Parsley-chopped-
    1/4 cup
  4. Green chilies-chopped-
    1/4 to 1/2 tsp( or to taste)
  5. Cumin powder
    1/4 tsp
  6. Coriander powder
    1/2 tsp
  7. Red chili powder
    1/4 tsp
  8. Baking powder
    1/4 tsp
  9. Onion-chopped-
    1/4 cup
  10. All purpose flour
    1/2 to 1 tbsp( see notes)
  11. Garlic
    2 cloves
  12. Salt
    to taste
  13. Oil
    for frying
For Tahini sauce
  1. Tahini-(or use 4 tbsp toasted sesame seeds)-
    2 tbsp
  2. Yogurt-( for vegan option,use cashew yogurt)-
    1/4 cup
  3. Garlic-chopped-
    1/4 tsp
  4. Lemon juice
    1/2 tbsp
  5. Salt
    to taste
For Falalfel wraps
  1. Pita bread
    4 to 5 nos
  2. Hummus
    1/2 cup
  3. Cucumber-sliced-
    as required
  4. Tomato-sliced-
    as required
  5. Salad greens-chopped-
    as requied
  6. Pickled chilies
    Few
Directions
 To prepare falafel
  • Soak dry chickpeas in plenty of water for about 8 to 12 hours.
  • Drain and add it to a blender with the rest of the ingredients listed under ‘for falafel'( except oil).Grind to form a coarse paste.( It should not be smooth)
  • Shape this into small patties.Refrigerate the patties for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in pan and deep fry the falafels until it turns golden brown,turning once in between.( you can also shallow fry the falafels,if desired.)
Serve with tahini sauce or  make falafel wraps with it.
To prepare falafel wraps 
  • Combine all the ingredients listed under ‘for tahini sauce’ in a blender and blend to form a smooth paste.
  • Spread 2  to 3 tbsp of hummus on the pita bread.Top with cucumber ,tomato and pickled chilies.Then add two to three broken falafels.Drizzle tahini sauce,wrap tightly. Serve immediately.

NOTES

  • You can make about 12 to 14 mini falafels from this quantity.
  • If you are finding it difficult to shape the patties,add few tsp of water and pulse again.
  • I used rice flour instead of all purpose flour and it tasted fine.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    great-secret-of-life
    August 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    what a visual treat.. so yummy

  • Reply
    Rumana Rawat
    August 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Such a yummy looking pictures…

  • Reply
    Sushma Mallya
    August 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Pics really made me hungry!!!!looks too good…

  • Reply
    Laura Curtin @ Incredibly Edible
    October 6, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I am salivating just looking at these beautiful wraps! Yum!

  • Reply
    Famidha Ashraf
    July 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I made this today for ifthar and it came out really good.. Thank you.

  • Reply
    Divya
    October 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Hi! Can the wraps be made in advance? or do I need to assemble everything just before serving?

    • Reply
      Kurryleaves
      November 18, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Yes you can .Make sure you assemble everything just before serving or else it may turn soggy.

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