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falafal recipes?

can you give me any good falafal recipes? also- what is better to use- soaked dried beans or canned beans?

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Asked by lovelyli217 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 2, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Israeli Falafel
    8 oz chick peas (not canned, please. See note at the end.)
    3 Tablespoons Wheatmeal or Cracked wheat or Bulguhr.
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon cumin
    2 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped as fine as possible.
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon white pepper

    Soak chick peas in water for 8 hours. Drain and grind. soak Wheatmeal or substitute in water for 2 hours. Drain and grind. Mix all ingredients together. Form balls about 3/4 inch diameter. Deep fry until golden brown (best fried in a net or a deep fryer).Serve in/with pita bread, Hummus, hotsauce, Tahini sauce, tomatoes-cucumbers-parsley-lemon juice salad.

    Note: It is possible to use canned chick peas. Howe'ver, it is not as good, and you have to count more weight (because they are pre-cooked, and have absorbed water)


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:19 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Southwest Falafel
    1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans (drained and rinsed) (any bean, canned or 1.5 cups home cooked)
    1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
    1/4 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips
    2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
    1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
    1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 large egg white
    1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
    Spread – I don’t use this part; I mash an avocado with salsa and fat free yogurt (Greek-style is best)
    1/4 cup mashed peeled avocado
    2 tablespoons finely chopped plum tomato
    1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
    2 tablespoons sour cream
    1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    2 (6 inch) pita's, each cut in half crosswise – I use 4 whole wheat tortillas


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:19 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • To prepare patties, place pinto beans in a medium bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add cheese and next 5 ingredients (through egg white) stir until well combined. Form into 4 (1/2 inch thick) oval patties.
    Heat oil in a lg nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 3 min on each side or until patties are browned and thoroughly heated.
    To prepare spread, while patties cook, combine avocado, tomato, red onion, sour cream, lime juice, and salt. Place one patty in each pita half. Spread about 2 tablespoons of spread over patty in each pita half.


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:20 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

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