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Falafel is orginally from Egypt. Made from fava beans or chickpeas. Falafel is popular from of fast food in the Middle East .Where it is as a meze.
The falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack. Falefel is usually served in pitta -like bread called lafa, either in side the bread , which acts as a pocket or wrapped in a flat bread.
In many countries falafel is popular street food or fast food. The falefel balls may be topped with salads, picles and hot souce ' and drizlled with tahini based souces. ( see; Wikipedia)
When I visit Israel; first time I taseted the falafel I disappointed. It was dry .no souces, no salads , Maybe I didin,t know how eaten..
So I tired many recipes . This recipe the best acording me!? I add some bulgur and made a tahini souce, little hot paprika, salad, maybe pickles.. Or plain yogurt sousce ..
The falafel not Turkish food. But maybe made by some restaurants .
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1cup chickpeas ,uncooked and soaked over night
1/2 cup fine bulgur
1cup fresh parsley
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/3teaspoon black pepper
1/3 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4teaspoon baking soda
1table spoon olive oil
Pitas, green salad , tahini and lemon ,lettuce lettuce leaves or palin yogurt.
Drain the chickpeas an combine with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor.Processuntil the mixture is gritty.
Heat the frying oil .Scoop rounded teaspoon or tablespoons of falafel mixture into hot oil and fry until browned. remove from the oil and drain on paper towel.
Serve hot inside pitas sandwich - sytle with yogurt or tanihi souce and lettuce leaves. Or as party dihses souces side.
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<strong>TAHINI SAUCE</strong> ; In a bowl wisk 1/2 cup tahini with 1lemon juice ,3 table spoons water. Add salt and 1clove minced garlic.
<strong>Note</strong>: Add more water or lemon juice .
<strong>YOGURT SAUCE</strong>: Wisk 1cup plain yogurt with 1 clove minced garlic .1table spoon lemon juice and a little salt.