Friday, November 28, 2008

Falafel

Falafel is a fried ball or patty made from spiced fava beans and/or chickpeas. It is a popular form of fast food in the Middle East, where it is also served as a mezze.
Falafel is usually served in pita bread, either inside the pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flat pita. In many countries falafel is a popular street food or fast food. The falafel balls, whole or crushed, may be topped with salads, pickled vegetables and hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a mezze. During Ramadan, they are sometimes eaten as part of an iftar, the meal which breaks the daily fast after sunset. Learn how to make authentic falafel from this classic recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon of Hot green pepper Powder
  • 4 cups of grounded Fava beans (Fooll)
  • 2 cups of chick peas
  • 2 cups of sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cups of finely minced onions
  • 1/4 cups of pounded garlic
  • 1 cup of finely minced coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin to taste
  • Cinamon to Taste
  • Sumac to taste
Preparation:
  • Clean the Fava beans and chick peas very well.
  • Soak both of the beans in cold water for at leat 12 hours.
  • After the period is over take the beans and put them in the mincing machine.
  • Add the Onions, Garlic, Coriander, Hot green pepper and mince very well.
  • Add the spices and leave for two hours.
  • Heat the cooking fat and shape the Falafel into small balls (Similar to the ping pong ball)
  • Before frying the Falafel cover the top with sesame seeds then fry.
  • Take out the Falafel when it gets a golden brown color.
  • Serve hot with Arabic bread, Tahini, yogurt, Tomatoes and slices of lemmons.
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