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Flibbertigibbet
11-10--2006, 07:02 PM
1-1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked and drained
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp. chickpea stock
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. cumin
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour, plus additional flour for coating patties
Oil for frying
Pitas, tops cut off
Tomato and onion salad
1 dash harissa* (optional)

Harissa:
1/2 lb. red chilies, stemmed, seeded and chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp. caraway seeds
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. pepper
1-1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriander
Olive oil


Directions:

Place cooked chickpeas in a blender. Add onion, parsley, garlic, stock, baking soda, spices, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Place in a glass bowl and refrigerate until firm, approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Shape into 12 patties. Dust lightly with flour and fry in hot oil, turning frequently until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Put a pattie in a pita pocket; top with salad and a little harissa if desired.

Harissa:
Place peppers and garlic in a processor and process until coarsely ground. Add remaining ingredients except the olive oil and process until smooth. To store, place in a small jar, top with a thin layer of olive oil and refrigerate until ready to use. Makes 1 cup.

Homemade falafels :D

Skully
26-10--2006, 10:47 AM
How much is a cup?

magicmonkey
26-10--2006, 10:54 AM
That's a bit of a hard question to answer really, have a look here for more details:

http://www.convertit.com/Go/PlacesNamed/Measurement/FAQ.ASP?Topic=2

Skully
26-10--2006, 11:07 AM
Hmmmmm.... well how big is a cup... compared to tablespoons etc... If I have a ratio of size it would be good.

So I guess whay I'm asking is how many tablespoons are there in 1 cup. Or how many MLs is a cup.

magicmonkey
26-10--2006, 11:12 AM
it's equivalent to about 8 fluid ounces in the UK scale and 10 fluid ounces in the US scale, I've always used about 2/3 of a mug in the past and not gone too far wrong

Skully
26-10--2006, 11:13 AM
ok, Thank you! :hug:

John
27-10--2006, 06:52 PM
I'm making these right now - a word of warning - its quite hard to blend smooth cos the mixture is too dry; I would recommend adding an additional tbsp. of stock.

John
27-10--2006, 07:21 PM
Just ate them in wholemeal pitta bread - was absolutely superb :D

BGG_Owen
27-10--2006, 09:54 PM
Thanks for recipe :D gonna try these this wkend

halfwaytothemoon
27-10--2006, 10:24 PM
THEY SOUND LOVELY CAN'T WAIT TO TRY EM SOMETHING TO DO OVER THE WEEKEND !!!!!! CHEERS !!!!

the gardener
27-10--2006, 11:06 PM
Oooooooooooooooh 1st falafella Glastobury 1992.............:)