Falafel with Pita Bread
Falafel is a kind of meatball or croquette that is made from chickpeas and is native to the Middle East. If you have never tried this dish, you will be surprised. Serve it with a good pita bread with yogurt or tahin sauce and tomato salad.
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1/2 lemon juice
- Bread crumbs
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Virgin olive oil
- We put the chickpeas to soak at least 24 hours before preparing the faláfel so that they soften well. Add more water as it is consumed so it does not dry out.
- Drain the chickpeas and strain them on a napkin so they are as dry as possible. If the dough is too wet we can’t manipulate it or form the balls well.
- Wash parsley well and disinfect preferably. Then, chop the onion, garlic and cilantro and save.
- Once the chickpeas are well dried, pour the ingredients in a food processor and add the yeast, pepper, cumin and salt (recommended daily maximum consumption is 5 grams per day). Mix well until all ingredients are well blended. We put the dough in a bowl and let it stand for about 30 minutes.
- Then we will begin to form medium-sized balls and crush them a bit to give them the shape of the traditional falafel. If it is difficult to manipulate the dough, we will add some breadcrumbs until achieving the proper consistency.
- To cook, we offer you 2 options:
Bake at 150 º C. In a tray we pour a trickle of oil and place the faláfel. When the oven has reached the correct temperature.
Fry in a frying pan with olive or sesame oil.
We can serve with rice, salad or pita bread. We add tzatziki or tahini sauce and ready to enjoy a healthy and delicious dish.