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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baked Falafel & Tahini Dip

Be ready to munch as many falafels as you can without any guilt. For a crispier Falafel, the mixture is very well flattened and might look like chickpea patties. Chickpeas are rich in protein and very good for your diet. Normally the deep-fried falafels we eat at the restaurants use uncooked chickpeas. I have also used uncooked chickpeas to prepare the mixture. If you are not ok with it, feel free to use the canned or pressure cooked chickpeas. Here goes the recipe,
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Chickpeas/garbanzo beans (soaked and drained)
1/4 cup Onion (minced)
2-3 Garlic cloves
1tsp baking powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Cumin powder
1tsp Lemon juice
1tsp Olive oil
1/2tsp dried red pepper flakes
2tbsp Cilantro (chopped)
1/2tsp Salt
1/4tsp ground Black pepper

How to:
  • Blend/grind all the above ingredients coarsely and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Shape the mixture into equal size balls, flatten it out and place it on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 mins on each side or until browned.
  • Let cool and serve warm with the tahini dip.
Dip:

1/4 cup Tahini paste
1 1/2tsp Lemon juice
2tbsp water
Cilantro, minced
Suamc (optional)
  • Mix together the above ingredients and add more/less water for desired consistency. 
  • Sprinkle sumac and serve as a side.

4 comments:

  1. Nice n healthy version...looks delicious

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  2. Seriously am drooling over rite now,irresistible dishs..

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