What is a good Israeli falafel recipe?


Quick Answer

A good Israeli falafel recipe is Traditional Israeli Falafel from Allan's Falafel. With another good recipe, make falafel from chickpeas, onion, garlic, herbs and spices, and serve them with a tahini sauce.

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To make Traditional Israeli Falafel, soak 1 pound of dried chickpeas overnight, and then rinse them in cold running water for five minutes before draining the liquid. Place the chickpeas, 1/4 chopped onion, 1/2 bunch chopped parsley, 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro and 2 minced garlic cloves in a meat grinder or food processor and blend well. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and 3 teaspoons of ground cumin, and chill the mixture for two hours. Roll the dough into balls, and fry them in 4 inches of hot oil.

Make another recipe by blending together 1 cup of canned chickpeas, 1 diced onion, 2 peeled and smashed garlic cloves and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and seasoning the mixture with 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley. Fry 1-inch falafel balls in 3 inches of oil heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for two minutes.

To make the tahini dipping sauce, blend 1/2 cup of tahini, 4 1/2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 small chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and 1/4 cup of water.

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