Falafels are a deep fried snack from Middle East Cuisines and now they are popular in many countries as a street food. Traditionally, Falafels are made with chickpeas, herbs, and a few spices and then they are fried in oil until golden brown which gives them a crisp texture.
Falafels are yummy and delicious and can be made in many ways and can be served in many ways. Serves them as a snack with Hummus or Tahini sauce or served as a stuffing in a pita bread with pickled vegetables or served as a salad with pickled onions and vegetables. You can also serve it in a sandwich or as a burger. Hummus or Tahini sauce or garlic yogurt would be best to serve along with this Falafels or just serve them with ketchup and enjoy.
Did you ever try Mixed Bean Falafel? You must try…they are the best! Now, who needs take-out when you can simply make delicious Falafels at home? If you have never tried Mixed Bean Falafel then I insist you try these whenever you get time. Enjoy your tea-time with this easy and delicious snack.
Serves 15-18 Falafels
- 1 ½ Cup mixed bean (black bean, black eye bean, red bean), soaked for 6-8hrs
- ½ Cup onion, chopped
- ¼ Cup parsley, chopped
- ¼ Cup coriander, chopped
- 3-4 Green Chilies, chopped
- 3-4 Garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 ½ Tsp cumin seeds
- 1 Tsp coriander powder
- 1 Tsp red chili powder (optional)
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour, for binding
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ½ Cup- ¾ Cup bread crumbs
- Coconut oil/ cooking oil for deep frying
Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Mixed Bean Falafel | Mixed 3 Bean Falafel Recipe
Step 1- Take soaked beans, chopped onion, garlic, green chilies, coriander leaves, parsley, and cumin seeds to a grinder jar and grind to a coarse mixture. Transfer to a mixing bowl
Step 2- Add coriander powder, red chili powder, lemon juice, bread crumbs, all-purpose flour, and salt and mix it. Refrigerate the mixture for an hour or two
Step 3- Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Take out the mixture from the fridge and divide the mixture into 15-18 equal portions and make balls. Flatten them a bit using your fingers and dust them with breadcrumbs. Keep them on a plate. Drop a small portion of the mixture to check if the oil is hot enough for deep frying
Step 4- Deep fry the balls on medium. Adjust heat to fry the balls from inside too. Too hot oil can leave the balls uncooked from inside. Fry them until golden brown and crisp. Drain them on a paper towel. Fry the rest balls in batches
Serve warm with your choice of sauce and enjoy the crispy from outside and soft from inside Falafels.