The Great Felafel SandwichFrom midgelet 7 years ago
- 1 cup dried chickpeas shopping list
- 1 teaspoon cumin shopping list
- Half a large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup) shopping list
- 1 teaspoon baking powder shopping list
- 4-6 tablespoons flour shopping list
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley shopping list
- Soybean or vegetable oil for frying shopping list
- Chopped tomato for garnish shopping list
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro shopping list
- Diced onion for garnish shopping list
- 1 teaspoon salt shopping list
- Diced green bell pepper for garnish shopping list
- 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper shopping list
- Tahina sauce shopping list
- 4 cloves garlic shopping list
- pita bread shopping list
How to make it
- Prep time does not include soaking of beans or chilling of the mixture time
- Put the chickpeas in a large bowl and add enough cold water to cover them by at least 2 inches
- Let soak overnight, then drain.
- Or use canned chickpeas, drained.
- . Place the drained, uncooked chickpeas and the onions in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
- Add the parsley, cilantro, salt, hot pepper, garlic, and cumin.
- Process until blended but not pureed.
- Sprinkle in the baking powder and 4 tablespoons of the flour, and pulse.
- You want to add enough bulgur or flour so that the dough forms a small ball and no longer sticks to your hands.
- Turn into a bowl and refrigerate, covered, for several hours.
- Form the chickpea mixture into balls about the size of walnuts, or use a falafel scoop, available in Middle Eastern markets.
- . Heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees in a deep pot or wok and fry 1 ball to test. If it falls apart, add a little flour.
- Then fry about 6 balls at once for a few minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Stuff half a pita with falafel balls, chopped tomatoes, onion, green pepper, and pickled turnips.
- Drizzle with tahina thinned with water.
- Note: Egyptians omit the cilantro and substitute fava beans for the chickpeas.
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another great sandwich!chichimonkeyface in Albany loved it
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