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Falafel Sandwich

Falafel is a popular food throughout the Middle East, and more recently has also become common in Europe, the United States, and other locations in the world. The main ingredient in a falafel recipe is ground beans, either chickpeas (garbanzo) or fava beans. It can be eaten by itself, or several can be served inside of a pita bread. Sometimes, falafel is covered with chili sauce, pickled vegetables, salad, or a sauce containing tahini (ground sesame seed paste).

Best Falafel Recipe

The ingredients for this food are not difficult to come by, and once you have them and the proper tools, you can use this falafel recipe, or a modified version, to make the dish in your own kitchen. The overall time estimate to cook this is roughly 2 hours, with 1 hour and 45 minutes allocated for cooking, and the rest for preparation. If you refrigerate the mixture prior to forming the balls, then an additional 3 hours of inactive time should be considered for that cooling period.

Falafel Ingredients

  1. 16 oz. chickpeas (1 can).
  2. 3 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped.
  3. 1 onion, chopped.
  4. 2 garlic cloves, chopped.
  5. 1 tsp. cumin.
  6. 1 tsp. coriander.
  7. 2 tbsp. flour.
  8. Ground black pepper and salt, to taste.
  9. Olive oil (to fry).
  10. Tomatoes, peppers, etc. (garnish).
  11. Sauce (tahini, chili, etc.).

Falafel Preparation

Drain the chickpeas from their can. Note that you can also use dried ones, in which case you would want roughly 1 cup prior to being cooked. The dry chickpeas should be soaked overnight before you cook them. Put the chickpeas along with fresh water in a pot, and bring the water to a boil for 5 minutes, followed by a 1 hour simmer. Afterward, drain the beans and let them cool.
Falafel Preparation
Mix the chickpeas with the rest of the ingredients through the ground pepper and salt. Then, using either a food processor or simply mashing by hand, blend these ingredients together until they are mixed well. It should not necessarily end up as a puree, but simply a thick paste.
Falafel mixture
Allow the mixture to refrigerate for a few hours until cold. Then, make small balls from it, perhaps anywhere from a little over an inch to two inches in diameter. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees, ensuring that there is enough to sufficiently cover the balls, considering that some of the oil will leave the pot. You can try frying several at a time, while giving about 3 minutes on each side (about 6 minutes total). The color should turn out as a brownish, golden hue.
Best Authentic Falafel Recipe

Best Authentic Falafel Recipe

This Falafel Recipe is my personal favorite quick and easy to make healthy snack. I eat this every morning. It goes great with my oatmeal oats. There are many different variations on this theme, but one that I love is to serve the falafel as a hot breakfast sandwich on whole grain bread with a little lettuce and tomato. I love the taste of the falafel, it's very filling without being too oily. You've now finished this falafel recipe! Serve them while hot, possibly with pita bread.

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