For many vegetarians seeking herbal sources of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber in their diet, chickpeas are a well-known choice. There are various kinds of protein and other minerals in chickpeas. The main ingredient of Falafels are chickpeas that make this food very tasty .Other used herbs, in addition to chickpeas in this food make it very rich in terms of nutrients. The rest of the ingredients used in Falafel are varied, but we suggest the below ingredients:
- Raw chickpeas 200 g
- Parsley finely chopped 40 g
- Chopped coriander 40 g
- Chopped raw garlic 3 cloves
- One finely chopped onion
- Coriander powder one and a half teaspoon
- Powdered turmeric one and a half teaspoons
- One teaspoon salt
- Red pepper half a teaspoon
- Two teaspoons sesame
- Frying oil (for deep oiling) filled to a depth of 6-7 cm inside a pot
Note: The original recipe does not contain a cooked potato, but a small cooked potato can also be added to the top ingredients.
Health care: For making Falafel, do not use oil that has been heated several times as it can be carcinogenic. Generally, every foodstuff that is used for several times is converted into carcinogenic material, and Falafel is no exception to this rule.
Soak chickpeas in cold water for at least 24 hours and change the water several times. Mix chickpeas and all other ingredients in the feeder or mixer and mix them together. Leave the ingredients for half an hour in the same state until it has an even consistency. Then, by hand or an ice-cream scoop squeeze some of it into pre-heated oil with moderate heat. Then put it on a tissue or napkin to absorb the extra oil.
There are various kinds of Falafel. For example, Homs Falafel, Falafel with chickpea flour, Falafel with beans, Khuzestan Falafel, Falafel with potatoes, Indian Falafel, Soya Falafel, Egyptian Falafel, Lebanese Falafel, etc. If you want to try various kinds of Falafel for free for a few days, you can join me in the Arba’een ceremony in Iraq. It’s one of the many free food served in this ceremony. For more information you can see the main page of our website.