Saturday, 6 August 2011

The Chickpeas Magic:Falafel balls

What will you do when you realize that you have soaked too much of chickpeas.....isn't it too late to realize? its not!!! 
Even after taking out your two portions of chhole bhature and chhole can do something different with your leftover can try hummus...or even falafel...!!

Falafel is very popular in the Middle East as a fast food.  As a main dish, it is served with pita bread. In Egypt, McDonald's has their version of a falafel sandwich.
The other day i had  a falafel burger at Gourmet Burger kitchen(i'll cover this in one of my post soon)


So here's how you can make falafel balls !!!!!!


  • 1 cup boiled and  dried chickpeas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped(you can even use garlic paste)
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dhaniya zeera powder
  • 2 tablespoons maida
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil for frying


Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, dhaniya zeera, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour.Mash chickpeas, ensuring to mix ingredients together.
Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Fry  until golden brown.

Serve hot and njoy it with tea or coffee!!!
So the next time when you have some leftover boiled chickpeas, don't just throw them in the bin or make the usual boring chickpeas salad...try THE CHICKPEAS  MAGIC !!!!!!