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Sep 13, 2011

Falafil with Lemon Tahini Sauce


I have a little craze towards middle eastern foods...Even if it is the simple pita bread or chicken shawarma ..I love it all day...

And talking about shawarma...It is my favorite...HUH..I should make it soon...

Now coming to todays recipe..This is the most famous dish all over mediterranean cuisine...This is a kind of chickpea pattice which is deep fried..This is either served as a wrap for pita bread or as a snack...


The best combo for this is tahini sauce..I was searching a good recipe for this all over the net and found a awesome recipe from Edible Garden...It is a lemony tahini sauce...

So here is the step by step recipe for you..Hope you like it..


Ingrediants:

Chickpeas / Channa- 2 cup Soaked Overnight
Onion-1
Cilantro / Coriander leaves-1 cup
Mint leaves / Pudina-1 cup
Garlic-4 cloves
Cumin powder/Jeera powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
Lemon -2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Breadcrumbs- ½  cup
Oil for deep frying

For Tahini Sauce:

Tahini-2 tblspn(Recipe below)
Lemon -1 tsp
Garlic-1 clove grated
Salt to taste

For Making Tahini:

Take 1 cup of sesame seeds and toast it in a pan till it gets light golden and toasted..Take it in a blender and powder it..Add some salt and grind it again..Pour some olive oil through the funnel and blend it till it gets smooth and creamy..Store this in fridge..

Method:

Take chickpeas,onions,cilantro,mint,garlic,chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,pepper powder ,baking powder,salt,lemon juice in a blender and make into a smooth paste.

Tip this into a mixing bowl and add in some bread crumbs and mix well.

Make this into shape of vadas and fry them in medium hot oil till golden brown.

Serve it with tahini sauce..

For Tahini Sauce:

Mix tahini,lemon juice,garlic and salt till it gets into a smooth sauce..Serve it with falafil.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingrediants for falafil
Add chickpeas in blender

add all other ingrediants

make into a fine paste

Empty it in a mixing bowl

add some breadcrumbs

mix it up

Form pattice

Fry them in oil

Till golden...
Drain it in a paper towel...
Now for the tahini sauce..Take all your ingrediants
Mix everything

to a smooth paste

Serve...
Don't forget to serve some falafils

Done...

Nice Fluffy,Herby falafil...Totally Delicious

27 comments:

Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Crave worthy! My mouth is watering. Yummy!

Federica said... Best Blogger Tips

veramente deliziose!ciao!

SkinnyMommy said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh this looks perfect--like something I would eat for lunch every day. Yummm!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful and crispy looking snack. Awesome preparation dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never made my own falafel before, but now I think I must give them a try!! These look great!!
I'm so happy you stopped by my blog. I follow yours now as well. And that Devil's Food cake on your previous post? I'm sold!! ~Megan @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

Kristy Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

anything with tahini is a good idea!!

PS. thanks for stopping by lovely, keep in touch!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Aarti. Love the healthy mix.
You caould send it to my event Fast Food not Fat food
Do check out my event and send me your entries.

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely looking falafels! real yumm...
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Steamed

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarti, this looks delicious! I too am a big fan of middle eastern & meditteranean foods :) Enjoyed tis post dear!

Karen Xavier said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this kind of food, anything lebanese, persian, arabic... love it all. These look so good, should make them soon.

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so delicious! I love falafel but I have never made it before! I will have to try!!

Lauren's Latest said... Best Blogger Tips

How yummy! I've never attempted to make falafel before but it looks easy enough!

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh these are some good. Forty years ago I made from a mix and loved falafel. I couldn't get tahini so substituted peanut butter.
Your recipe is terrific, I never used coriander powder before.
I really appreciate your tutorial on tahini. It is very expensive in the store but reasonable made from the seeds.
I also used to use a bottled cucumber salad dressing on the falalels in pita halves.
Thank You for sharing this.

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks very interesting:0Can't wait for your shoarma recepie;)

martinealison said... Best Blogger Tips

Encore de bonnes choses!!! hum...
Gros bisous

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretendchef,Federica,Shinny mommy,Hamaree,Kristy,Krithi …Thanks for your comments dear…

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver..thanks for checking my blog dear…Thanks for you comment

Archana..thanks dear I will send it to your event

Nowserving…I am happy that you liked my post

Karen..Indeed they are the best foods…I too love it..

Heather…yes should try it soon they are divine..

Lauren..yes it is…Try it soon…

Anthony…Thank you so much for your lovely comment….You combo of cucumber Salad dressing with falafil and pita bread is divine..i should try it soon…

Dzoli…Will post shawarma recipe soon dear..

martinealison…Thanks for your comment dear...

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy .. love falafil.

Vardhini
Event: Herbs and Flowers - Garlic

Priti said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious n so perfect

Teresa Blackburn said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, I also love Middle Eastern food and especially falafil with tahini sauce. I have never made it, but will now try out this recipe. Another good simple recipe as usual. Thanks.

Matt @ FaveDiets said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good! I really need to try my hand at making my own falafel. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I love falafel!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Red Scintilla said... Best Blogger Tips

do we have to soak channa before blending bcz they are rather hard?
if yes, for how long ?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Red ScintillaYes you have to soak it for 8 hours or overnight.

padsheb said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi,You are doing a wonderful job by educating/sharing so much of your knowledge in cooking.I always peek into cookery blogs to get new ideas and improvise.You are amazing with your pictorials and explanations.

Kudos ...btw the falafels are tempting and i will give a try soon.The chickpeas can be ground as is or can it be cooked after soaking to not have that crude taste?

Adios/Padsheb

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@padshebNo chickpeas shouldn't be cooked. It should be soaked and used. If you cook it, it will not turn crispy

Manu said... Best Blogger Tips

This snack is great. Although, you could make a small change to make it even better and crispy. Instead of mixing the breadcrumbs, first make small patices and then dip them in breadcrumbs. This can really make them crispy and also looks great!! Try it... :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesum recepies.trid potat popers.was delicious.thanku. Vl try dis asap