Sep 2, 2015

Falafel With Yogurt Sauce

For the second day of  Buffet on Table I am going to cook one more starter recipe. Falafel is a deep fried ball or patty made with dried chick peas or with fava beans. In some countries they use both chick peas and fava beans. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food which is commonly served with pita bread and drizzled thini based sauces and salads. I have tasted this middle Eastern delicacy in many forms with different side dishes. This one with yogurt sauce I tried in Abudhabi  and this became a all time favorite to us. So I wanted to share this with you all..
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So let's check the recipe......
Falafel recipe adopted from here
INGREDIENTS:---
Dried chick peas ---  1 cup
Onion  ----  1 cup chopped
Fresh coriander leaves ---  3 tab sp
Rec chilli flakes ---   1 tea sp
Garlic cloves  ---  4
Flour  ---  4 tab sp
Oil for deep frying
Salt   ---  1 tea sp
Cumin seeds  ---  1 tea sp
Baking powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
METHOD:--
1. Soak dried chick peas in enough water for over night.
2. Drain the water from soaked chick peas, place them in a blender with salt, coriander leaves, red chilli flakes, cumin, garlic, and blend it till turn in to a coarse paste.
3. Then add baking powder, flour and pulse to make small ball, if you feel can add some more flour or bread crumbs to make non sticky dough.
4. Now keep this chick pea dough in a bowl cover with cling wrap and leave it in the fridge for few hours. 
5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Now make small balls about the size of a walnut.
6. Drop this falafel balls in to hot oil and fry till golden brown. you can fry six balls at a time.
7. Remove from oil and place them on a paper towel..
Serve hot with yogurt sauce...
FOR YOGURT SAUCE:--
Hung yogurt  ----  1/2 cup (you can use Greek yogurt) 
Coriander leaves  ---  1 tab sp
Mint leaves  --  10 leaves
Green chilli   ----  2
Garlic  ---  1 clove
Salt to taste
Blend all the ingredients in a blender till smooth, chill and serve...



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19 comments:

Sapana Behl said...

A flavorful combo.Love the paltter you got there.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

i love falafel!!! so yummy with the sauce!! love it.

Usha said...

Falafel look crunchy and must have made a nice snack. I though of making it for the combo meal but already have 2 versions on my blog and drop the idea.

Srivalli said...

Looks like a great snack to indulge in Padma..I am sure you enjoyed making these!

Harini-Jaya R said...

The falafel looks so crispy. I am sure it tastes great with the sauce.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks absolutely yum, Padma.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

I knew this will come from you :) and this is made beautifully....i like the yogurt sauce

sneha datar said...

Classic combo and looks delicious.

Srividhya said...

falafel and the sauce are looking great. yummm

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy falafels and that yogurt sauce sounds prefect dipping sauce, those crispy falafels looks stunning.

vaishali sabnani said...

This is an ultimate combo and is a hit with everyone..love the way you have made it looks delicious.

Padmajha PJ said...

Yummy combo Padma, I love that yogurt sauce. Sooo good!

Sandhiya said...

Falafel looks crispy and it must be yummy with yogurt sauce.

Kalyani said...

Very well made - crunchy crispy and delicious .... Ur husband is very Lucky to
Get those treats from u ....

Archana Potdar said...

Love the combo. Yum.....

Pavani N said...

I love falafel and yours came out just perfect.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Perfect combo, delicious too!!!

Chef Mireille said...

one of the most popular Vegetarian street food items sold here - yours looks fab!

Suma Gandlur said...

You have got a lovely combo there.