falafel recipe | easy falafel balls | how to make chickpea falafel

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falafel recipe | easy falafel balls | how to make chickpea falafel with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a traditional middle east cuisine delicacy which is deep fried ball or patty made from chickpea batter. it is typically served in pita bread as patty stuffed with other veggies or it can also served with flatbread as burger.
falafel recipefalafel recipe | easy falafel balls | how to make chickpea falafel with step by step photo and video recipe. it is one of the popular deep fried snack from the middle east or arab cuisine and is served with hummus or tahini sauce. typically falafel is eaten as patty with breads or wraps, however it can also be eaten by itself as a snack. in this recipe post lets learn how to make easy falafel balls or fritter as a snack.

my first encounter to this deep fried fritter falafel recipe was during my stopover in dubai international airport 2 years back. i was curious with this chickpea fritters recipe and i was served in a pita as patties. initially i was so clueless with it and more importantly i was worried whether it was vegetarian dish or not. but my husband confirmed and asked me to give a try. with my first bite, i was already in love with it and it was my new favourite deep fried snack.

easy falafel ballswhile there isn’t any complex steps in this recipe, yet i would like to share few tips and tricks for easy falafel recipe. firstly, i would not recommend to use canned chickpeas which you get in super market. i would heavily recommend to soak the chickpea overnight and use it to prepare the falafel dough. secondly, i have added baking soda and it helps to make it light and fluffy. however it is completely optional and you can ignore it safely. lastly, falafel as snack can be served with hummus and tahini sauce, however it also tastes great with green chutney and mint mayonnaise.

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falafel recipe | easy falafel balls | how to make chickpea falafel
 
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easy falafel recipe | easy falafel balls | how to make chickpea falafel
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 12 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chickpea / kabuli chana
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • fistful coriander leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp maida / plain flour / refined flour / all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • oil for deep frying
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly soak 1 cup of chickpea with enough water for overnight.
  2. next day, drain off the water and transfer to a bowl or food processor.
  3. also add in ½ onion, fistful coriander leaves, 2 cloves garlic, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp pepper, crushed, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt to taste.
  4. additionally, add in 2 tbsp maida.
  5. blend coarsely in a food processor without adding any water.
  6. add in baking soda and mix well.
  7. now wet your hands and prepare small sized balls. if the dough is sticking to hands then add a tbsp more of maida and mix well.
  8. deep fry the balls in hot oil.
  9. also stir occasionally, keeping the flame on medium.
  10. once the falafel turns golden brown, drain off on to the kitchen paper.
  11. finally, serve falafel hot with hummus or sauce of your choice.


how to make falafel balls with step by step photo:

  1. firstly soak 1 cup of chickpea with enough water for overnight.
    falafel recipe
  2. next day, drain off the water and transfer to a bowl or food processor.
    falafel recipe
  3. also add in ½ onion, fistful coriander leaves, 2 cloves garlic, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp pepper, crushed, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt to taste.
    falafel recipe
  4. additionally, add in 2 tbsp maida.
    falafel recipe
  5. blend coarsely in a food processor without adding any water.
    easy falafel balls
  6. add in baking soda and mix well.
    easy falafel balls
  7. now wet your hands and prepare small sized balls. if the dough is sticking to hands then add a tbsp more of maida and mix well.
    easy falafel balls
  8. deep fry the balls in hot oil.
    how to make chickpea falafel
  9. also stir occasionally, keeping the flame on medium.
    how to make chickpea falafel
  10. once the falafel turns golden brown, drain off on to the kitchen paper.
    how to make chickpea falafel
  11. finally, serve falafel hot with hummus or sauce of your choice.
    easy falafel balls


notes:

  • firstly, do not use tinned chickea as they do not yield the same texture.
  • also make sure to soak chickpea overnight, else will be difficult to grind coarse.
  • additionally, use parsley along with coriander leaves for more authentic flavours.
  • furthermore, store the dough in refrigerator for 2 hours before preparing balls. this helps to get nice shape and do not break in oil.
  • finally, if the falafel breaks while deep frying, then blend chickpea further and add a tbsp of more maida.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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  1. As a beginner,ur dishes are easy to prepare and taste yummy…..tried ur few dishes for iftaar and was a grt hit….thank u hebbar kitchen….:)

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