Falafel with Hummus


For Falafel:

1 cup Chickpeas
1/2 Onion chopped
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
A few Corainder Leaves
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp of Water
2 tbsp all purpose Flour or Cornflour
1/4th tsp Baking Soda
Oil for Frying

For Hummus:

0.5 cup Chickpeas
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin powder
1 Garlic Clove
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
2-3 tbsp Oil
Few drops of Oil for garnishing
Red Chilli Powder for garnishing
Mixed Herbs for Garnishing


Falafel Recipe:

1. Soak chickpeas overnight or for 7-8 hours.
2. Next day drain off those chickpeas and wash them again with clean water.
3. In a mixer take chickpeas, onion, garlic cloves, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, coriander leaves, salt and lemon juice.
4. Blend all of these to a coarse paste.
5. Water should not be added, but incase you need to add, you can put 1 tablespoon of water.
6. To bind the paste add all purpose flour to it.
7. You can also add baking soda if you want to.(This step is optional)
8. Keep it aside for 15-20 mins.
9. Make medium round shape balls. If the mixture still sticks to your hands, you can add some more all purpose flour to it.
10. Heat oil in a kadhai. When the oil turns hot, place the balls and fry them in medium flame.

Hummus Recipe:

1. Take the half cup of chickpeas and boil them to 4-5 whistles. Drain the water off.
2. In a pan take sesame seeds and roast them till golden brown. Cool the seeds.
3. In a blender, blend the sesame seeds to a fine powder.
4. Next, in a blender, take the chickpeas, sesame seed powder, cumin powder, garlic clove, salt, lemon juice and oil.
5. Blend all of these together to a smooth paste without adding any water.
6. Garnish the hummus with some oil and red chilli powder or garnish them with some mixed herbs.