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Re: Falafel
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 10:02:02 am »
Yes ,Thermomixer I got one from my consultant and it looks pretty good.  Also didn't know what to do about it.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2010, 09:01:07 am »
For any cannibals out there - a new falafel recipe with a twist - first catch your white Jewish woman !!  Not sure that it is completely vegetarian !!

Check it for a laugh  http://tvegetariancookingy.blogspot.com/2010/01/recipes-thermomix-falafel.html

The problem is that "beans" in Spanish are "judias" and "judias" are also "female Jews"  - this is one of the best bad translations.
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2010, 01:34:49 pm »
 :D :D :D :D 
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2010, 01:45:28 pm »
For any cannibals out there - a new falafel recipe with a twist - first catch your white Jewish woman !!  Not sure that it is completely vegetarian !!

Check it for a laugh  http://tvegetariancookingy.blogspot.com/2010/01/recipes-thermomix-falafel.html

The problem is that "beans" in Spanish are "judias" and "judias" are also "female Jews"  - this is one of the best bad translations.

"It fries the falafel"  sounds a little like "it rubs the lotion on it's skin" from Silence of the Lambs.  Fit's rather well with the cannibal theme.  A rather hilarious translation.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2010, 05:18:50 pm »
Interesting recipe..... 2 kg jewish woman  ;D :D. Thank you Thermomixer.

I thin I give chocdocs recipe a try  ;)
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2011, 07:59:19 am »
Hi, I realise there are various felafel recipes around on this forum (some with very curious ingredients if you check out the other posts on this thread!)  Here is another option--I adapted it from this recipe I usually use from Taste.com http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9609/chickpea+and+herb+falafel.  This is my first go at recipe conversion so hopefully it will work alright for you more experienced thermomixers!

Chick Pea and Herb Felafel Recipe  

 * 1 tbs cumin seeds
    * 1 tbs coriander seeds
    * 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained
    * 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    * 3/4 cup finely chopped coriander
    * 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
    * 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
    * 1/2 Spanish onion, coarsely grated
    * 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
    * 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    * 1 egg, lightly beaten
    * 1/2 cup (75g) sesame seeds
    * Sunflower oil, for shallow-frying
   
Put the garlic and herbs in the TM bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 7.  Remove. Roast the spices on 100c speed 1 for a couple of minutes until fragrant.  Allow to cool then mill for 15 seconds on speed 9 until ground.  Add chickpeas and chop up for about a minute on speed 4.  Return chopped herbs, onion and garlic to bowl, along with the plain flour, bicarb and egg.  Mix for 15 seconds on speed 3 reverse, a bit longer if not well combined.  With wet hands shape into patties or balls and roll in sesame seeds.  Shallow fry in batches until golden.

Notes:  I shaped these into patties, coated a pan with olive oil and cooked them until the outsides were crunchy, then finished them off in the oven for 10 minutes or so.  The Taste recipe has them served with a sauce which I have never made, so can't report on.  I needed to add a bit more flour to work into patties.  I have used besan in the past with this recipe to make it gluten free.  I served these with Greek salad, Tzatziki, marinated butterflied leg of lamb cooked on the barbie and then sliced, and home made pitas which worked really well. 

For the pitas I used this recipe http://www.changinghabits.com.au/_webapp_144478/Home_Made_Pita_Bread
with the method from this forum post by Cooky http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=988.0

Making the felafel was much easier and quicker with the thermomix.  Vegetarians and omnivores enjoyed their lunch (and a couple of mojitos and daiquiris a la thermomix helped, too!)

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2011, 08:06:11 am »
Thank you for all the Falafel recipes, thrilled not to have to buy the mix at $6 ever again. Might make up a batch to take away camping next week. TMX sure is going to save us money.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2011, 11:41:50 pm »
Lellyj.  Love the look of this recipe, thanks.   I usually make a pile and freeze them.

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 08:41:52 am »
Made this recipe tonight!!  was delicious.  All the kids liked them too!
I used grapeseed oil to fry and did not know where to put the sesame seeds so just left them out - they were still delicious.
Thanks for the recipe.
A keeper!

-cq :)

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 10:19:22 am »
Great idea to freeze these Chookie, I should have a felafel making day and try and get ahead, there are never any leftovers.

Caquince, I'm so glad the felafel were successul. If it was the above recipe you used, the sesame seeds are to roll the patties in, but I'm sure that omitting them wouldn't affect the flavour, more the look.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 10:23:22 am by Lellyj »
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Re: Falafel
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2011, 09:51:54 am »
Sounds delicious, will definitely give them a go. Would you freeze them cooked or uncooked?

TIA!

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Re: Falafel
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 10:25:01 am »
Sounds delicious, will definitely give them a go. Would you freeze them cooked or uncooked?

TIA!
I usually make them , have 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.  Hope you like them.