November 17, 2005

Falafel


Falafel
Ingredients:

2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 medium onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 cup self rising flour
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper

oil for frying


Directions:
Place all ingredients EXCEPT the oil and flour into the food processor or blender. Pulse on high until a course paste forms. Scoop out into a large bowl, mix in the flour. Mixture should be dry yet but not crumbly. Refrigerate for 1 hour. In a large saucepan, heat about 1/4 inch of oil. Form into a ball (an ice cream scoops works well for this) and fry in the oil, turning to create a golden brown color on all sides, about 3- 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.


Serving suggestion: serve in a warm pita with hummus, tomatoes, spinach and cucumber.