Monday, 18 January 2010


Falafel-A Lebanese -middle eastern dish. Pitta pockets are lined with houmous, filled with this deepfried spiced balls made from chickpeas, blackeyes beans and pulses.Topped with a crunchy salad and chutneys, it is a mouth watering dish .


For Falafel:
1 small bowl masoor dhal
1 small bowl moong dhal(without husk)
1 small bowl pre cooked black eyed beans
1 small bowl pre cooked kabuli chana (white chick peas)
2 teaspoons ginger paste
6 green chillies finely minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon sugar
Sun flower oil for deep frying

For salad:

Finely shredded lettuce
2 inch piece cucumber finely diced
Red,green,yellow peppers finely diced
2 spring onions finely chopped
1 tomato de seeded and finely diced.
For serving:
Tamarind and green chutney
4 pitta breads


1.Soak the masoor dhal and the moong dhal at night.
2.Next morning drain all the water out and grind the dhals to a fine consistency.

3.Grind the chana and blackeyed beans .
4. Mix together the dhals and the chana /beans mixture.

5. Add ginger,chillies,salt, sugar and lemon juice, bicarnonate of soda and mix throughly.Keep aside for 1 hour.(Do not add extra water mixture needs to be stiff and dropping consistency)
6.Heat the oil .
7.Using a spoon drop small walnut sized balls of the mixture into the hot oil.
8.Fry on medium heat until golden brown.
9.Drain on kitchen paper.

To serve:

1.Warm the pitta breads and slit open.
2.Spread houmous in side and fill with the falafel balls .
3.Top with salad and chutneys.

Falafels are ready to eat.

You may like:
Green chutney

Tamarind chutney

This post has been submitted to MLLA 19th event.(My legume love affair)
Simple indian food- an easy cooking blog
The well seasoned cook


  1. i never ate this dish..:) hope it tastes as good as it looks..:)

  2. i like to eat daal... can u write about making haleem i heard it is also made from daal..

  3. @ dan sorry I am a vegetarian I dont cook meat I believe hallem is a lamb dish cooked with dhal.

  4. @ saurabh some recipes I experiment and come with with my own version others I have tried from reading cook books and add my own adjustments to it.

  5. My mom makes moong ki daal ke pakode and they look similar to falafels, I love them. Your creation looks yummy too, the entire thing with bread and salads and chutney...muh mein paani aa gaya! :)

  6. Bumped in here through foodie blog roll.I must say u have pretty catchy blog,nice collections of recipes....

    Creativity is at its best..

    Keep rocking...

  7. Hi thanks for the comment...falafel looks delicious...nice step by step clicks.

  8. Falafel looks yummy...i make with only white chana...i'll try your virson too...


  9. That looks wonderful...Pl pass me it on, Thanks ;-)

  10. I love falafel! I've never cooked it myself though. Your recipe and great step by step photos inspired me to give it a try, thanks:)

  11. I have never tasted this one but have seen a lot around in blogging world,soon should try out!

  12. That looks totally new and awesome.....Need to share with Priya....hope it taste Yummy!!!

    - Jinan

  13. Hey, I couldnot follow the link for houmous.. I too made falafel balls with only chick peas..
    Where exactly is the recipe for houmous?



  14. Looks delicious..thanks for participating

  15. Yummy falafel!! I was on the serach for this recipe.Thanks for sharing it..Love your blog..Following you :)

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