Saturday, July 11, 2015

Falafel with Tahini sauce

While I am writing this post, my kiddo is all over me. He crawls here and there, takes out everything, making me busy behind him. Nowadays it take approximately 2- 3 days for me to write a blog post. So please excuse me for the delay.

From sooo long, I was thinking of making this falafel, but due to something or the other I couldn’t try this out. This Ramadan, for iftar snacks I finally got the opportunity to try this out and it tasted amazing.

Falafel is a deep fried middle eastern fried balls or patties. This is a wonderful and amazing evening snack which will be loved by all. These falafels are usually round fried balls but I made them as patties for my little one who loves cutlets a lot.

There are so many places where we get falafels in Bangalore, I tried one of these and loved it. Falafels when eaten along with tahini sauce will be mind blowing. Tahini sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 months in an airtight container.

  1. Chick peas- 250 gms
  2. Onions- 2 nos
  3. Green Chillies- 3 nos
  4. Coriander leaves- 3- 4 tbsps
  5. Garlic- 7-8 cloves
  6. Red Chilli Powder- ½ tsp
  7. Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
  10. All Purpose Flour- 1 tbsp
  11. Lemon Juice- 1 tbsp
  12. Oil- for deep frying
  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight and next day boil these till soft. When cooled, drain and keep this aside.
  2. In a blend throw in the onions, green chillies, garlic cloves, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and the drained chickpeas. Blend well, till everything gets mixed.
  3. Transfer this in a bowl and add the flour, lemon juice. Mix well with hand and make small balls or patties.
  4. Heat oil for deep frying and drop these patties in this and fry till both the sides turn golden brown in colour. Drain on kitchen towel.
  5. Serve falafel hot along with tahini sauce.
Tahini Sauce:

  1. Sesame Seeds- 100 gms
  2. Olive Oil- 2 tbsp
  3. Salt- as required

  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds till they splutter.
  2. When it cools down grind this along with olive oil, and salt. Grind for 2 min. Check for consistency. this should be thick. Add more oil till it reaches the desired consistency and serve.

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