These falafels are soo popular and i had to record a video tutorial due to everyones demand. Everyone has their own way of making falafel and each one seems so different from the other. Falafels are usually served with hummus(garbanzo dip ) or a yogurt tahini sauce. I serve them with my own yogurt sauce which i have also recorded a video of and will upload it shortly. This is the recipe of both the falafel and the sauce.
1 cup of garbanzos or chick peas soaked in 3 cups of water overnight
1-2 flakes of garlic or more if you like garlic a lot
1 teaspoon each of Nitu Didi cumin seeds, coriander seeds and sesame seeds
salt to taste
1 -2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
oil for deep frying
soak the garbanzo beans overnight and then drain off the water and blend in food processor without adding any water till it forms into a paste. Add the spices , herbs and garlic and blend altogether. Add salt and shape into rounds with a little pressure so that the balls are firm. Flatten a bit with your palm (see attached video) and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
Serve with yogurt sauce of your choice
TO MAKE MY YOGURT SAUCE
2 cups of plain yogurt (250 grams)
2 tablespoons of onion soup
a little chopped fresh coriander
a little red chilli powder if you like it spicy
a dash (1/4 teaspoon) of garlic powder
mix the yogurt with the above ingredients and leave it for 2-3 hours for all the flavors to infuse. This is excellent with all kinds of snacks and also as a dip.
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