Falafel is a Middle Easten dish. Its a snack iteam,something similar to our paruppu vada. Having spent around 30 years in Middle East, I was missing on the Arabic dishes. Since lockdown various cuisines have been prepared at home. So this Sunday my daughter prepared few Middle Eastern dishes to satisfy our craving for Arabic dishes, and I must admit we went back a few years 🤗.


Chick peas —- 2 cups

Onion —- 1

Garlic — 2 pods

Cumin seeds — 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder — 1 teaspoon

Pepper powder — 3/4 teaspoon

Red chili powder — 1/2 teaspoon

Salt — 1 1/2 teaspoon

Plain flour — 2 tablespoons

Fresh coriander leaves.

Blend together all the ingredients without adding water to get a coarse mixture (just like the mixture to make paruppu vada). Shape the mixture into medium sized balls, cover it with cling wrap and freeze it for an hour. Heat oil in a kadai. The heat shouldn’t be too high, as the Falafal will brown outside but will remain uncooked inside. Gently place the falafel balls and deep fry them in medium heat, turning them to the other side once it gets browned.
Make a wrap with falafel and Pita bread to make a wholesome meal or just have them with tomato
sauce as a snack.

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