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Delicious Falafel

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Ingredients
  Cooked dried chickpeas/1 1-pound 4-ounce can chick-peas, drained and rinsed 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Whole wheat bread slice 1 (Crust Removed)
  Unbleached flour 1 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried marjoram 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tahini/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (Sesame Paste)
  Cayenne pepper To Taste
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Coating)
  Whole wheat pita 5 , halved
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato 1 , peeled and diced
  Shredded lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Grind the chick-peas through the coarse blade of a meat grinder or in the container of a food processor.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the last 6 ingredients. Mix well. The mixture will be soft.
3. Preheat the oil to 365 degrees.
4. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls, coat with the flour and fry, in a basket, four or five at a time, in the hot oil. The balls rise to the surface and are light brown when cooked. This takes about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Fried

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