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Arrar’s Falafel

Arrar’s Falafel
Arrar’s Falafel
Recipe type: Appetizer, Entree
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Our student Nabaa’s dad came in yesterday to teach us how to make REAL Falafel. WHAT. A. TREAT.
  • 1 pound of dried chickpeas
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of falafel spice (found in any middle eastern market)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Oil, for frying
  • Water on hand…
  1. Soak the chick peas in water overnight or for 10 hours. Drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep pot over medium high heat.
  3. Pulse the chickpeas, garlic, diced onion and parsley in a food processor to make a mixture with the texture about like that of couscous.
  4. Add the baking soda, falafel spice and salt, stir to combine.
  5. Test the oil, make sure it sizzles when water is added, but not too much, adjust heat as needed.
  6. Now make sure your falafel mix is the right texture– it should be not too thick, and not too light…adjust by adding small amounts of water to make a paste.
  7. Using a falafel maker or forming by hand into a ball, drop into the oil. Let cook until the outside is crisp and golden in color– about 3 minutes.
  8. Dry on a paper towel and serve immediately.