Falafel with Hummus dip - Valentine special..

by - February 14, 2011

      
Happy Valentine Wishes my friends, Hope you all having a fun blasting day.
This is my 6th day in blogging marathon with  APPETIZER theme, so I decided to make delicious & crispy Falafel with Hummus dip from Mediterranean Kitchen. It is a fried balls or bean patties.
                  Try this in your kitchen & you can admire a new taste & flavor... Sure it will be a counterbalance for our regular masala vadai..

Ingredients:

For Falafel:

White Chana /  Garbanzo beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1(chopped)
Cilantro - 1/2 cup(minced)
Mint leaves - 1/2 cup(minced)
Green chili - 2 or to taste
Garlic pods - 5 (minced)
Red chili powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds - 2tbsp
Salt - to taste

Add these ingredients 15 minutes before frying
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking powder -  1/4 tsp
  • All purpose flour - 2tbsp

For Hummus :

Yogurt -1/4 cup
Cooked Garbanzo beans / White Channa - 1 cup
Tahini Sauce - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 3 pods
Red chili power - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp( I used normal cooking oil )
Water - As required
Mint & cilantro leave- garnishing

For Tahini sauce
    White sesame seeds - 11/2tsp
    Water - 2tbsp
    Lemon juice - 1 lemon or to taste
    Garlic - 4 pods
    Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp or to taste
    Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
    Salt  - to taste


      Method:

      For making Falafel:


      • Soak Channa overnight & drain the water. Blend the bean in food processor until it turn to bread crumb consistency & transfer to serving bowl.
      • Grind Onion, garlic, mint & leaves, Green chili in to fine paste and add to the bean crumbs.
      • Add Red chili powder, Coriander powder,Cumin powder, Black pepper, Bread crumbs & salt and mix well. Adjust salt to taste.
      • Let it rest for 10 minutes.
      • Stir in baking powder, baking soda & flour to bean mixture and let it sit for another 15 minutes.
      • Heat oil in a frying pan in medium heat. Once oil get heated, low the heat & drop falafel balls into oil. ( You can shape Falafel, by using falafel mold or in hand as we do for masala vadai.)
      • Continuously turn the falafel  & Fry till it turns to golden brown color.
      • Serve with Hummus dip.

      For  Making Tahini Sauce:

      • Grind sesame seeds with water to paste & then add rest of the ingredients & grind it again for a minute. Keep it ready for Hummus.

      For making Hummus:

      • Mix all ingredient except mint & cilantro and blend it to a smooth paste. Adjust water to desired thicknes.
      • Adjust salt to taste, Garnish with mint & cilantro. 

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        24 comments

        1. Superb finish to the 7 day marathon and a lovely VZalentine's treat - Huge fan of lebanese cuisine - they like Indians have a multitude of vegetarian options :)

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        2. What a wonderful treat for a perfect day!
          Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

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        3. Happy V day to u dear! A wonderful treat...pics are awesome!

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        4. perfect combination! looks positively yummy..the presentation is fab too :)

          Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

          US Masala

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        5. Perfect shape for V day. Liked the spices you have put in falafel. Wonderful treat your your loved ones
          Very beautiful clicks

          Deepa
          Hamaree Rasoi

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        6. Wow looks so delicious ....wonderful treat

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        7. Perfect heart shape delight for vday, looks great and crispy.

          Drop by sometime.

          FOODELICIOUS

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        8. i always wondered how falafel was made.. now here is a beautiful pictorial.. thanks.. looks yumm

          ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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        9. gr8 falafal clicks and designe is superb

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        10. just saw in usha's blog and now you mak eme drool..yumm

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        11. Those heart shaped falafel looks extremely inviting, my fav dip..Happy V day..

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        12. Superb combination... my all time favourite.... lovely..
          Reva

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        13. Happy Valentines day to u....i will prepare this soon......

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        14. The first click is awesome.Looks yum

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        15. Thank you for the nice recipe.

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        16. Looks so delicious,perfect treat,love it.

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        17. Wonderful presentation

          Lovely recipe

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        18. Wow thats nice golden brown color and crisp looking falafel.Nicely presented

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        19. Your recipe looks more authentic than mine. I skipped baking powder, baking soda, bread crumbs and sesame seeds.

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        20. That looks fabulous!..lovely presentation..

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        21. Love the cute falafels. Beautiful photographs too!!

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