One of my Egyptian friend told it is called as food for poor people.. but i dont care, i like it:))
maybe i should open a place to sell falafel , i am sure i d make good business:) in Egypt, Mc Donald sell a special called Mc Falafel:)))
I went a place in Beirut which is famous with falafel called BARBAR.. and they are open 24 hours i guess , you cant guess how much it is full. You never find it empty.... always someone wait to get falafel:)
Ingredients For Falafel
1 gl of chick peas (250 gr boiled)
1 onion ,finely chopped
3 cloves garlic
2 table spoon finely chopped parsley
2 table spoon bulghur
1 table spoon flour
1 tea spoon cumin
1 tea spoon coriander
2 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon red pepper
I used canned chick peas already boiled, but if you are gonna cook yourself, the beans have to be soaked 1 days before , and next day you have to boil it around 1-1,5 hour..
It was easy with canned beans. First i put in blender onion , parsley,garlic, and chop a bit, on them add chich peas. Chopped them together, take them in a bowl, add on them other ingredients. Just before you add bulghur , soak it a few min, after add on the mix. knead them 5 min . Put the dough in the fridge for 15 min.
After you took them out, get small pieces , and roll them like a small ball, repeat it till your dough finish.
Heat oil as much as possible, fry the balls few min. After they get dark ,mean it is fine..
You can serve it with tarator sauce as warm..
Ingredients For Tarator
4 table spoon yoghurt
2 slice stale bread
1/2 table spoon lemon juice
1/2 table spoon vinegar (grape)
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 table spoon tahin (crushed sesame seeds)
6-7 pieces walnut,mashed
All ingredients has to be chopped well or mashed, then mix it very well..
Easy and tasty sauce, you can serve this sauce with meat , chicken foods and also i like it to eat with potato chips..