I got to know about this dish from my mother-in-law and I tried it the very next day out of excitement. I gave a little desi tadka and I must say, it tastes awesome. You too enjoy this snack along with hot tea and experience it's yummy taste.
- The traditional falafel recipe doesn't have green chilies and ginger in it. I have added it to make the dish little spicy.
- Number of green chilies depend on how spicy they are. I am using 5 as mine are not very spicy.
- Don't add water while grinding.
- Green Chilies can be replaced by red chilies.
- If we don't soak chickpeas for enough time, vada might become hard and very crispy.
- Falafel taste best when they are served hot.
- Traditional falafel recipe includes use of fresh parsley and flour also. But i am not using it.
- Coriander leaves can also be added.
Cooking Time : 5-10 Minutes
|Dried Chickpeas||1 Cup|
|Green Chilies||5 finely chopped|
|Garlic||1 inch finely chopped or 2 tbsp paste|
|Ginger||1 inch finely chopped or 2 tbsp paste|
|Cumin Seeds||1 tbsp|
|Onion||1 finely chopped|
|Black Pepper||1/2 tbsp|
|Coriander Leaves||1 tbsp finely chopped|
- Take a bowl and mix all the above mentioned ingredients along with chickpeas paste to form a dough.
- Make equal sized ball out of the dough and flatten the balls a little bit by pressing them in between your palms.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat.
- Slowly drop the flattened ball called falafel into the frying pan.
- Fry the falafel until both sides are golden brown. Remove the falafel and place over a paper towel.
- Serve hot with any accompaniment of your choice or wrap it in between sandwich.