Recipe o’ the Week – Homemade Falafel

July 13, 2009

I had a realization the other day. Falafel is basically hummus, minus the tahini. And it has the added bonus of being fried. No wonder I love it!

Falafel Pita is the easiest dinner for these summer nights when you are only home once a week, and its actually pretty good for you, if you load the pita with fresh veggies. Delicious vegetarian bachelor chow!

Falafel

  • 15 oz. can of Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp. chopped Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsely or Cilantro
  • 1 tsp. Coriander
  • 3/4 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • Olive Oil for Frying
  • Lemon Juice to Taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Form into 1-1/2″ balls, then flatten between hands. (Add water or flour if necessary to get a moist, firm ball.)
  3. Fry in batches in a heavy pan with a thin layer of oil over medium heat.
  4. Serve about three rolled in a warm pita with lettuce, tomato, red onion and tzatziki.

I know Peter doesn’t think of this as official bachelor chow, so to make it more b-chow-ish, you can serve it with McCain SuperFries, but I can’t say I recommend it!

Enjoy your busy summers, mes amis!

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2 Responses to “Recipe o’ the Week – Homemade Falafel”

  1. will.i.am said

    Mmm, bachelor chow, now with flavour.
    Right.
    Falafel seems to be big here too, probably the large Moroccan and/or Turkish immigrant population here.

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