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Falafel

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Ingredients
  Dried chickpeas 8 Ounce, soaked overnight in water (225 Gram)
  Salt 2 Dash
  Freshly ground black pepper 2 Dash
  Ground coriander 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped mixed parsley and thyme 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Oil 1 1⁄2 Pint, 900 milliliter (For Frying)
For salad
  Iceberg lettuce 1 (Crisp)
  Red onion 1 Small
  Cucumber 1⁄2
  Black olives 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Tomatoes 4
For dressing
  Crunchy peanut butter 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Lemon 1 , grated rind and juiced
  Tabasco sauce 2 Dash
Directions

MAKING
1. Drain the chickpeas and grind them finely in a blender.
2. Transfer the ground mixture to a mixing bowl and add seasoning, coriander, herbs and crushed garlic.
3. Knead thoroughly to make the mixture bind together.
4. Combine the ingredients well, and take small spoonful of the mixture and shape into walnuts size ball.
5. To make the salad: shred the lettuce and place them in a salad bowl.
6. Thinly slice the onion and divide the slices into rings, then thinly slice the cucumber.
7. Mix the onion and cucumber together with the lettuce.
8. Stone the olives and add them to the salad.
9. Lastly, place the tomatoes in a large heatproof bowl and add boiling water to cover.
10. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute, then drain and peel the tomatoes.
11. Cut them into quarters and add them to the salad, then toss the salad lightly and arrange it on a serving platter.
12. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and add seasoning to taste.
13. Pour the dressing over the salad.
14. In a skillet, heat the oil until it reaches 190 °C/375 °F, then add the chickpeas balls, a few at a time, and fry until golden brown.

SERVING
15. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and pile the hot falafal on top of the salad.
16. Serve immediately, with plenty of warm pita bread.

Recipe Summary

Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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