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Falafel With Tahini And Cilantro Sauces

Falafel With Tahini And Cilantro Sauces

Description

This is a great vegetarian dish for lunch or dinner!! Crisp on the outside, tender in the middle. Add more pepper flakes to the cilantro sauce is you like more bite.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 35

Cook Time : 6

Total Time : 41

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • 2cups cooked drained chickpeas

  • 3⁄4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 2tablespoons parsley

  • 2tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1teaspoon coriander

  • 1teaspoon cumin

  • 1teaspoon salt

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 7tablespoons flour

  • 4cups vegetable oil

  • 1⁄3 cup tahini

  • 1⁄2 cup water

  • 2tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

  • 1pinch cayenne

  • 1⁄4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1⁄2 cup peanut oil

  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1pinch sugar

  • warm pita bread

  • shredded lettuce

  • diced tomato

Directions

  • 01

    In a food processor or blender mix together the first 11 ingredients until JUST smooth-a few small pieces is fine.

  • 02

    Stir in the baking powder and flour mixing well.

  • 03

    Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  • 04

    (this is included in prep time).

  • 05

    In the meantime in a food processor or blender combine the tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne-pulse to smooth and pour into a squirt bottle if you have one.

  • 06

    Set aside.

  • 07

    In a food processor or blender combine the cilantro, garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, peanut oil, vegetable oil, salt, pepper and sugar.

  • 08

    Puree to smooth and pour into a squirt bottle if you have another one.

  • 09

    Set aside.

  • 10

    Shred lettuce, dice tomatoes and wrap pitas in a JUST damp towel and place in the middle of a 250°F oven.

  • 11

    Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy skillet-you would only need around 2 inches of oil for this-or in a deep, heavy saucepan.

  • 12

    Take about 2 T chickpea mixture and form into a ball, then press to form a small patty.

  • 13

    Repeat until you have 3 or 4 and carefully place in hot oil with a slotted spoon.

  • 14

    Fry 2 minutes, flip and fry for 2 minutes more.

  • 15

    You want the falafel nice and golden brown.

  • 16

    Repeat with remaining falafels.

  • 17

    Drain on a rack with paper towels or newspaper underneath.

  • 18

    Slice a warm pita in half, open and fill with lettuce and tomato, then 3 flalafels.

  • 19

    Squirt in some tahini sauce and cilantro sauce.

  • 20

    Serve.

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