Middle East is not only known for its oil reserves but also for its richness in cuisines. In middle eastern cuisine not only non vegetarians but vegetarian section also attains a wide range of delicacies. From chatpata starters to tempting mains, from delicious snacks to sinful desserts you have countless varieties to choose from .And one of them is falafel , you can either have it with sauce and dips as snack or pair it with pita bread , hummus and salads to have as mains. It's equally delicious in either ways and can be prepared in little time. Recipe is given below , do try and let me know too how's it turned out for you.
Time : 30 mins
2 cups boiled chickpeas
2 tbsp besan(chickpea flour)
1 big onion finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chilies finely chopped
1 tsp cumin powder1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chat masala
2tbsp chopped green coriander leaves
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt to taste
First of all coarsly grind boiled chickpeas.
Mix all the ingredients together and make tikki shapes .
Arrange them on a baking tray lined with butter paper. Brush some oil on each falafel .
Bake at 230 degree C in a preheated oven or grill them in oven till golden on both sides. It may take 10 - 15 mins each sides depending on oven.
If you are not comfortable with baking option then can deep fry it at medium heat and enjoy hot. In both ways it tastes delicious, choose whatever suits you. I served it with mint dip and tomato sauce, you can have it as per your preference.
Make these easy peasy healthy yet tasty snacks and enjoy with any chutney or sauce. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here they meant a lot.