Falafels are the famous Middle Eastern dish that is savored worldwide. Earlier these dishes were prepared only in the Middle Eastern countries. But, nowadays, it has become a popular dish among the various nations of the world.
The main ingredient of Falafel is the chickpeas. You got to buy the best quality chickpeas from the market for the unmatched taste. The best thing about falafels is that they don’t take a long time to get prepared or cooked. So, you get to cook the dish in a short period of time and serve to your loved ones for a quick snack.
The texture of most of the falafels is heavy and somewhat pasty. But you can always experiment with the flavors of this dish. Most of the places focus on the flavors to complement the flavors of the falafel. But, at some places you may also get the sauces in order to suppress the poor flavor of falafels that they might have managed to create.
Thus, in order to avoid all such hassles, this article will help you create the falafels right back at home. You must be looking for the recipe that will make your falafels crisp on the outside and really light from the inside. As per me, that is the ideal falafel. It must be light enough to be filled with your sandwiches or that makes you feel complete without any problem of indigestion.
Let me tell you. Falafels need only two side dish that is tahini and hot sauce. If you have got the recipe correct, then these two will complement falafel like no other dish.
Now, the basic difference comes from the canned and dried chickpeas. The canned chickpeas are already cooked stuffs. The starch contents inside them have already busted and release their sticky content. So, when you will try to cook them and mold them into small balls. The balls will fall apart. So, if you are planning to prepare the falafels at home. The first step would be to get the chickpeas correct. So, it’s highly recommended that you buy the ones that are dried and not canned.
Another suggestion that you could actually to make your falafel balls light are the use of baking powder. Add some baking powder to the flour while preparing your falafel. This would make your falafels light, airy and extremely easy to cook. Now, in this case, you got to deep fry the entire preparation. Only then it will lead to the perfect falafel balls.
The dried chickpeas have a straightforward and perfectly chickpea flavor. So, you got to add the perfect herbs and flavors to it and that would lead to the preparation of the perfect falafel balls for the party.
The basic process
Well, the basic process is that you got to start by soaking the chickpeas overnight in the water. Then the next morning, add the dried chickpeas to the grinder and grind it until it is completely ground to make a wonderful paste. Use herbs, scallions, spices, sugar and salt to make the paste. The use of scallions leads to a good texture to your paste in terms of quality.
Once you are done with the grinding of the chickpeas, you have to add it to the oil for deep frying. You can also cover it with bread crumbs. Then dip the balls into the oil for deep frying. Here comes the role of soaking the chickpeas overnight. It is only because of this step that the starch remains unused and that helps in the bonding of the falafel balls without the aid of the flour. Thus, it also makes the falafel coherent quite easily.
Conclusion: Make sure that you fry both the sides of the falafel balls. Flip one side when it’s brown. So, now preparing a breakfast or snack for your loved ones is not tough. You can make the delicious falafels in a short period of time. Add some tahini sauce or hummus for the rich experience.