Monday, September 5, 2016

Traditional Falafel Balls

Falafel`s are  a healthy Middle Eastern favorite made from chickpeas

INGREDIENTS:
1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 cups all-purpose flour
3  tablespoons of finely chopped parsley leaves
1 finely chopped onions
1 tablespoons of minced ginger
1 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
½ tablespoon of red chili powder
2 tablespoons of tahini paste
1 tablespoon of black pepper powder
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Light Olive oil
Salt to taste


Directions: 

- Open the can of Chickpeas rinse and drain them  and mash them well. Set the mashed chickpeas aside in a bowl.
 -In another bowl, add the finely chopped parsley leaves, finely chopped onions, minced garlic, minced ginger, tahini paste, and lemon juice. Mix ingredients well.
- Next, add the mashed chickpeas and the flour to the mixture and combine them well.
- Add the cumin powder, red chili powder, and salt to the mix. Make sure the spices are incorporated thoroughly.
 -Now that your mixture is ready, you can start making falafel balls. Make balls approximately 2-inches in diameter.
 -Heat the  light olive oil in a pan or use  deep fryer so you can fry them. Once they turn golden brown, remove the balls from the pan and pale  on a paper towel.

-Serve hot, I put  3 Falafel balls in a pita bread, a couple of  pickle slices, diced  tomatoes and a dollop of plain  Greek yogurt.