16 October 2009

Falafel from Lebanon (chickpeas burgers)


Im come back! Thanks by all your support and lovely feeling in these days, you make me feel so good, thanks but you know, the show must be on!


Some of you know my daugther is veggi and I search always recipes for her that she loves and enjoy.

I had seen Falafel recipes in some blogs and look yummy so when we try finally and she really enjoy and the rest of family too.


Although falafel is made from chickpeas, in Lebanon is usually made from dried fava beans with a handful of dried chickpeas sometimes thrown in .



Falafel is vey popular in Middle East.


In the street vebdors usually tuck falafel into pita bread with chopped lettuce and tomato.


At home the burgers can served as an hors d'oeuvre with Tahini or yougurt sauce.


This recipe is adapted from About.com, http://mideastfood.about.com/


Ingredients
2 cups dried chickpeas soaked overnight
1 small onion finely chopped
1/3 cup minced parsley
2 tablespoon minced cilantro
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoon of flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cummin
3 tablespoon of water
Oil for frying

Method
After soak overn night the chickpeas they will be plump and swolen.
Drained the chickpeas and spoon them in the blender bowl or processor.Dont overfill the blender if the blender is small, you have to do in batches. If you have a bigger mixer you can do it all at once.
Blend sometines until you create a fine puree.Transfer into a bowl.
Introduce the parsley, cilantro,onion and garlic clove with two tablespoon of chickpeas pure and blend until well combined.
Spoon the blended mixture into the bowl puree chickpeas, add the flour, the cumin, salt and baking powder and the water spoon. Mix well.Combine it all together throughly it with a spoon. Set aside.
Take a small amount of the blended mixture and make small burgers or little balls. Then place into a baking tray. This mixture will keep for one day in the fridge.
Preheat the oil in a saucepan, heat to medium high setting.
Fry the burgers or balls.Allow to fry until are golden, about two minutes.Then remove and drain in a tray with a towel paper.
Serve in plates with some salads as lettuce, tomatoes or others.



EN ESPAÑOL

Falafel o albondigas de garbanzos
El falafel es una deliciosa receta de garbanzos molidos con las que se hacen hamburguesas o albondigas, esta receta es del Líbano, pero los Falafel se comen en muchas partes del medio Oriente y se comen y se venden en las calles en pan pita o en bolsas de papel, son realmente buenas y una delicia para los vegetarianos.
Hay diferentes recetas para los Falafel e incluso en el Medio Oriente se hacen con habas o con garbanzos o parte de uno y del otro, los aliños son más o menos parecidos.
De todas las recetas que vi esta es la que mas me gustó.
Ingredientes
2 tazas de garbanzos remojados toda la noche
1 cebolla pequeña picada fina
1/3 taza de perejil picado fino
2 cucharadas de cilantro picado
1 diente de ajo picado fino
1 cucharadita de polvos de hornear
1 cucharadita de sal
2 cucharadas de harina
3/4 cucharadita de comino
3 cucharadas de agua
aceite para freir
Método
Despues de remojar los garbanzos toda la noche, colarlos y molerlos en un procesador , moler en pequeñas cantidades (los garbanzos depues del remojo no se cocinan sólo con el agua quedan listos) e ir colocando en un bowl mediano,moler hasta que quede una mezcla como de puré.
Colocar en el procesador el perejil picado, el cilantro,la cebolla y el ajo con dos cucharadas del puré de garbanzos ya procesado.Moler bien.
Agregar esta mezcla al bowl con el resto de garbanzos molidos.Aliñar con sal y comino molido,agregar la harina, los polvos de hornear y el agua. Unir bien la mezcla, dejar reposar un rato.
Esta mezcla se puede mantener todo el día en el refrigerador.
Con esta mezcla se van tomando pequeñas cantidades y se hacen las albondigas o hamburguesas y se van poniendo en una bandeja.
En un sartén calentar el aceite. fuego medio , cuando esté listo, ir friendo las albondigas hasta que esten doradas por los dos lados.
Ir colocándolas en un plato con una toalla de papel absorbente.
Servir con ensaladas de tomates o lechuga o en pan pita.

30 comments:

  1. Falafel is my fav food!! Welcome back!

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  2. Thanks my dear Anh I missed you all! Now falafel is one of my favorites too! Is nice and tasty! xxgloria

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  3. So good to see a post from you Gloria!!! I have always wanted to try Falafel! Yours looks wonderful! I'm sure your daughter really enjoyed them! I know I would, especially if you had made it! xxoo

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  4. Así me gusta amiga, nada de cuestiones. Volver con todo y hasta con cambio de plantilla. Grande! y los falafel quedan en pendientes porque me apetece mucho probarlos.
    Besotes!

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  5. I love falafels!! Yours look truly delicious!!

    How was your break??? Loaded with energy again?

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  6. Las albóndigas es uno de mis platos favoritos, cuando voy a algún restaurante libanés pido siempre falafel. Son increíblemente exquisitas.
    Es una maravilla volver a ver abierto tu restaurante bloguero, con su música dulce y su paz luminosa.
    Un beso.

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  7. I grew up in a vegetarian home but my parents would have never served these falafals that I love so much!!!!!I love to make them as an adult.

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  8. I wanna try cooking falafel one of these days...

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  9. Thanks Marie you are one of my lovely friends, thanks a lot my dear for all gloria

    Gracias Kakito, sabes que eres mi mejor amiga y te agradezco tu cariño en todo momento, seguiremos caminando y si no tú me tiras la sorejas, un abrazo.
    El Falafel es delicioso.
    gloria


    Gracias cariño mío, sabes Toro sabía que te iba a gustar, pura intuición, besoosssss,gloria


    Thanks my dear Ophie Im better I think was a little short but you know that's the life. thanks a lot for passing by,xoxoxo gloria


    Gracias gato, que buendo que te gusta el falafel, si además es una comida sana, cariños, gloria


    Dear Vall I dont have idea you lived in a vegetarian home!! so interesting! You have lovely recipes always, I love falafel a lot.gloria


    Thanks dear peachskin, try this recipe is really tasty and yummy, xxoxox gloria

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  10. Felafels are delicious! A wonderful meal!

    Glad to see that you are back!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  11. Que bueno que volviste Gloria!!! Arriba ese animo, asi me gusta!

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  12. Thanks a lot Rosa, I thanksful by our words, you are so nice! gloria

    Gracias Daziano, amigo mio, bsoos, gloria

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  13. I love falafel - yours looks great.

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  14. Thanks a lot Pa, I love too!!
    gloria

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  15. I love love falafel, when we were in Egypt for holiday we ate almost every day from the street vendors.
    These looks so so delicous.

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  16. No las he probado nunca, y deben estar deliciosas. Gracias, Gloria, por tus exquisitas recetas!
    Un beso.
    ;O)

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  17. These lok delicious. I have never eaten a felafel, although there is a book set partly in Brisbane about share flatting called He Died with a Felafel in His Hand.

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  18. Thanks Happy Cook, we love a lot falafel too, is so tasty and kids love too, xxgloria

    Gracias Feli son muy ricas! cariños, gloria

    Cakelaw I think you really will enjoy are soooo tasty and easy to make, xxgloria

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  19. Cakelaw really beauty the history about you talk in Brisbane, really nice, gloria

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  20. ¡Hey... Qué maravilla de imagen pusiste en la cabecera del blog! Una preciosidad ver el desierto florido
    Realmente sensacional. Algo único y emocionante.
    Besos

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  21. Gracias gato, es una imagen muy especila, besoos,gloria

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  22. Nunca lo he probado y la verdad es que no me atrae mucho pero si puediera probarlo lo haría..
    Un beso cariño

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  23. Créeme Mar es realmente delicioso, es una de las cosas ricas que he probado, besoos y gracia spor venir, gloria

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  24. These look divine! I'll have to try them!

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  25. Thanks Blonde Duck and thanks by stopping by!! gloria

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  26. Delicious!!!! I love it tucked into a pita bread like in NY when I used to walk and see the vendors on every other corner.

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  27. Thanks dear I love with pita bread too! xxgloria

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  28. Hello Gloria!
    I love your blog and liked your falafel recipe! My son is a vegan too and fortunately Lebanese cuisine has a lot of vegetarian recipes!

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  29. Hola Gloria,
    Soy Libanesa pero hablo español también. Me encantar hablar este idioma y me encanta ver recetas libanesas aquí :)
    Encantada de conocerte y gracias por tu mensaje!!

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