Monday, March 4, 2013

Falafel Wrap..!!






Falafel is very popular in Middle East as a fast food. I had this for the first time in Singapore though now its very common and famous in India too. This is a great way of getting your protein in without the meat. It's kind of Mediterranean cuisine and promote Veganism. Falafel is a crunchy ball or patty-burger which taste delicious made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans. Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrap. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, and drizzled with sauces. This great veggie patty is healthy and filling. It is great as an appetizer or main dish. We enjoy this with a wrap and lots of veggies, hope you will like it too.



Ingredients:



For Falafel


1 cup soaked (overnight) Chickpeas (or 1 can of Chickpeas-
Garbanzo Beans )
5 Garlic cloves chopped 
1 small Onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes 
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin 
1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
1 chopped Green Chilli
1/4 teaspoon Ginger paste
1 teaspoon Black Pepper powder
1/2 cup freshly chopped Parsley leaves 
1/2 cup freshly chopped Coriander leaves 
1/2 teaspoon Paprika powder 
 4 Wraps (original)
Oil for frying
1/4 teaspoon Cooking Soda
2-3 tablespoon Bread Crumbs 
2 tablespoon Plain Flour
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Stuffing:
2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
sliced Tomatoes 
Spring Onion 
mix pickled vegetables
Green-Red Capsicum cut into julienne (Optional)(long slice) 
Red Cabbage shredded
2 JalapeƱo slices (seed-less)
few baby Lettuce leaves
Green-Black Olives
Parsley Leaves
Alfalfa Leaves (optional) 
Coriander leaves
Tomato sauce (optional)

Method:

Falafel:
Wash soaked chickpeas. Chop and blend chickpeas in food processor until the beans are the consistency of fine bread crumbs. Now add garlic, parsley, coriander and make it to paste consistency. Take out in bowl add onion, green chilli, chilli flakes, pepper powder, paprika, salt, ground cumin, ginger paste, sesame seeds,  and plain flour and mix well.  Heat oil in deep pan for frying falafel on medium flame, add soda to paste just before frying. Mold the mixture with both hands to give desire shape (ball, tikki or long), cover with bread crumbs and  drop slowly into oil for frying. Keep turning falafel to keep the colour even brown on all side. When turn golden brown colour take out on absorbent paper
For Wrap: 
Heat tortilla wrap as per packet direction. Spread mayonnaise on tortilla add vegetables, falafel, drizzle some tomato sauce, roll up firmly, make a wrap and serve hot or at room temperature with avocado dip.




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3 comments:

  1. Nice Recipe...looks delicious..!!

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  2. Thanks Sowmya, i saw ur blog u have amazing recipes and here i am following u :)

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