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Falafel
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:41:38 pm »
This is very easy and very tasty.   Can be adapted to individual tastes.

1 onion
1 large clove of garlic
1 400g tin chickpeas
falafel mix ( use "Mount Zero" organic mix)
handful of corriander (green) or parsley and a few mint leaves.

Drop onion and garlic onto moving blades, speed 7, until chopped
scrape down and add 1 tablespoon of oil
cook 100, speed 1, 4 mins.
Tip in chickpeas, water and peas
roughly chop corriander or mint and parsley and add to bowl
speed 7, 6 secs.
Add 1  1/2 cups of mix,  ::, until incorporated
sit for 15 mins

Roll into small balls (I use a small ice cream scoop),  flatten slightly and shallow fry until brown.
Serve with a yogurt dip.

I usually make them, have a meal and freeze the rest. I have also frozen the mixture before cooking. Handy to have the cooked ones ready to reheat in a frying pan or oven.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 01:14:29 pm by judydawn »

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 12:10:46 am »

Tip in chickpeas, water and peas
 

Chookie, there is no water or peas in the above recipe.  What are the quantities please?
« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 12:30:09 am by Thermomixer »
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 12:27:27 am »
Judy, I think that Chookie means that you put both the chickpeas and the water they are canned in, into the mix.
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 12:32:31 am »
Thanks Chookie - think you're right Amanda - sounds great simple idea.  ....and tasty too.
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 12:41:29 am »
J  D,  Amanda is right, just tip in the whole contents of the tin. 

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 12:44:37 am »
Another senior moment  :-)) :-)) :-)) Thanks guys  :-* :-*
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 03:23:17 am »
Here is what I use for falafel - starts with dried chickpeas and favas - they are soaked but not cooked before frying.

                   Falafel


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      cup            dried peeled fava beans
   3/4   cup            dried chickpeas
   1      medium     white onion - cut in quarters
   2      cloves         garlic
   1/3    cup            minced parsley
   2      tablespoons   minced cilantro
   1      teaspoon      baking powder
   2      teaspoons     salt
   2      teaspoons     paprika
   1      tablespoon    cumin
               
                        Garlic sauce
     1/2  cup           lemon juice
     1/2  cup           water
   4      cloves        garlic
   1      cup           tahini

Soak peas and beans for 20 hours.  Grind in TMX at speed 5 for about a minutes, add remaining ingredients and process to a paste.  Form with a falafel former or two spoons. 

Fry in combination of sunflower and olive oil. 

To make garlic sauce, put water, juice and garlic in TMX bowl, speed 6 or 7 - drizzle in the tahini.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 03:54:36 am »
This looks good, chocdoc.   I've got a similar one for Indian patties,  made with yellow split peas.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 08:22:57 am »
Thanks chocdoc - for Aussies - the dried fava beans may be listed as dried broad beans here.
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 12:35:17 am »
Chookie do you buy the mix in the supermarket or health food shop?

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 01:07:36 am »
Chookie do you buy the mix in the supermarket or health food shop?

Thanks

Trudy

Most supermarkets seem to stock falafel mix, Trudy - even our little one here in Balhannah!
But you may have to hunt for it.
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 01:35:38 am »
Usually available in supermarkets ,  and it has a good flavor.   It also keeps for ages.  The best is from Middle Eastern or Turkish food shops.   It is worth finding as it is a very easy and tasty dish.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010, 02:27:54 am »
Thanks Guys!!!

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010, 06:57:34 am »
Ohhh off to soak chickpeas now :)

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2010, 07:35:13 am »
Got another recipe for falafels last night from a friend who got it from her consultant.  looks like there are loads of recipes that aren't being shared for some reason.

Will see if it's ok to publish.
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