Easy falafel recipe


Falafel noorsrecipes

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas dried – 250 gms (1 ¼ cup)
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 3 (crushed)
  • Coriander – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies – 3 to 4 (finely chopped)
  • Red chilli powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Ground cardamom – ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Water – 3 tbsp
  • All purpose flour – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 3 cups or 750 ml for deep frying

Method:

  • Soak chickpeas overnight
  • Drain the chickpeas well
  • Combine chickpeas with finely chopped onion, coriander and crushed garlic
  • Blitz the mix little by little by pulsing each batch for a few seconds
  • Make sure the mix is coarse and not too pasty
  • Add all the spices, baking powder, salt, all purpose flour and water to the mix
  • Mix well by hand until smooth
  • Cover the mixture and keep it in the refrigerator for an hour
  •  For frying: Heat oil in a kadai on medium flame
  • Wet your hands with a little water
  • Place one tbsp of the falafel mixture in the palm of your hand and make a ball or patty
  • Deep fry them in batches for over 4 minutes until golden brown
  • Drain the excess oil with paper towels
  • Serve with mayonnaise, hummus or mint chutney 🙂

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Ramzan Special – Delectable Shami Kebab!


It’s the month of Ramzan – the month of peace, prosperity, and good food!

This Ramzan, we are trying our hand at some of Mum’s yummiest dishes. Try them out and make your Iftar all the more special.

Get set on a gastronomical adventure!

noors recipes shami kebab

Ingredients

  • Mutton Kheema – 2 cups
  • Chana dal – 1/2 cup
  • Egg – 1 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp Pepper corns – 10-12 Green chili – 4-5
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Mint leaves – 15 leaves
  • Oil – 2 tbsp + for frying
  • Salt as required

Method

  • Pressure cook the Channa dal for 2 whistles using little water
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a Kadai. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute
  • Add the washed and drained kheema and fry. ( You can also soak the Chana dal for an hour and boil the kheema and dal together)
  • Once the raw smell goes and water dries up, add all the masalas, pepper corns, salt and fry well until the kheema is almost done
  • Add the cooked Chana dal and fry for some time
  • Remove from fire once the kheema is completely done. Allow to cool
  • Transfer the kheema mixture into a mixer jar along with fresh coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chillies.
  • Grind it without water for a few seconds
  • Then add the egg and grind it for a few more seconds. Transfer the mixture to a plate, make small balls and flatten them
  • Chill in the refrigerator for half an hour
  • Shallow fry or deep fry as you wish
  • Use one beaten egg to dip the kebab before you shallow fry if you wish to
  • Squeeze some lemon on top of the kebabs and serve with dahipudina chutney and onions