Merav’s falafel

I don't have a picture of the falafel as I was too busy eating them, so here is a picture of a lovely spot at Karuna.

I don’t have a picture of the falafel as I was too busy eating them, so here is a picture of a lovely spot at Karuna.

One of the delights of teaching at Karuna is Merav’s cooking, with my favourite dish being falafel… something that I’ve never had much success at making at home. These delicious little spicy chickpea patties are really good, so this time I remembered to ask her how she makes them. Since Merav is from Israel, I’m assuming that this is a really authentic recipe.  I’m sure that she won’t mind if I share it with you here:

Ingredients

2 cups chick peas
1 chili
4 garlic cloves
2 spoons flour
0.75 tsp baking powder
salt, pepper & cumin to taste
lots of fresh coriander

  1. Soak the peas overnight, drain and let them sprout for a day or two (this reduces the amount of gas and the peas will be more easily digested).
  2. Mash the peas through a manual meat mincer with the garlic.
  3. Mix all other ingredients with the mashed peas.
  4. Make small flattish balls and fry in shallow oil medium heat for about 10 mins.
  5. Serve with various salads, tahini dip, and pita breads or wraps

I haven’t tried making them yet as I haven’t been organised enough to sort out the chickpeas, but I think I’ll get round to it next week.

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  1. I’ve got some chickpeas waiting for the weather to turn so I can start them, thanks for this, now I have something to use them in! 🙂

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