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Falafel

Falafel is very popular in the Middle East as a fast food. The falafel patties are topped with salads, pickled vegetables and drizzled with tahini-based sauces.

Ingredients
      • 1 cup water
      • 1 cup Falafel dry mixture
      • Vegetable oil

If you do not have a handy pack of Falafel mix, try this home-made recipe for 4 persons:

3 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 medium chopped onion
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 cans Cortas Chick Peas
1 tbs Cortas Lemon Juice Substitute
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 slices French bread, torn into large pieces and soaked in cold water to cover
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
4 whole-wheat pita rounds
sliced tomatoes, fresh mint and parsley leaves

 


Directions

Blend the garlic, onion and parsley in a food processor or blender until finely minced. Add the chick peas and blend until finely chopped and somewhat pasty. Add the lemon juice, cumin, coriander, salt, and black pepper. Squeeze the bread, and add it. Process until well mixed.
Form the falafel mixture into 16 balls. Flatten each ball to form 1/2-inch thick patties. Dredge the patties in the flour and fry them in oil, until golden brown.

Cut off 1/3 of each pita round and open the larger section to form a pocket. Fill each pocket with the hot falafel patties. Garnish with tomatoes, parsley, mint, taratour, and Cortas Peppers.