Falafel Wraps
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Middle Eastern
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Falafel
  • 250 gr. / 9 oz. dried chickpeas
  • 1 onion cut in half
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A small bunch of parsley (about ½ cup chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of one small lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
For the Hummus
  • 150 gr. / 5.5 oz. dried chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 5 large Arabian pitas
  • Cucumber, cut in sticks
  • Tomato, cut in slices
  • Parsley, chopped
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. The night before place chickpeas in two different bowls and add water to soak overnight.
  2. Next day we start by making the hummus.
For the Hummus
  1. Drain the chickpeas for hummus and place them in a pressure cooker or in a conventional deep pot.
  2. If you use pressure cooker bring to boil, cover with the lid and once the steam starts to come out reduce to low and let them cook for two hours.
  3. In the conventional pot bring to boil and then reduce heat to medium/low and cook for about four hours.
  4. Once they are cooked the chickpeas must be really soft to give hummus a very smooth texture.
  5. While the chickpeas are cooked we can prepare the falafels.
For the Falafel
  1. Drain the chickpeas for the falafel and add them to a blender
  2. In this same blender put all the ingredients of the falafel and blend until they are all finely chopped.
  3. Shape the falafels either rounded or as I did like sausages to fit better in the pitas.
  4. Let them stay on a parchment paper and proceed in making the hummus.
For the Hummus
  1. Drain the hummus chickpeas reserving one cup of their water to add to hummus to become smooth.
  2. In a blender or food processor with the blade on add all the hummus ingredients plus the warm chickpeas (they should be warm) and pulse until everything is mashed.
  3. Start adding chickpeas water ¼ of a cup each time until you have the hummus consistency you like.
  4. I used ½ cup of water.
  5. Set aside and fry the falafels.
  6. In a deep skillet pour about one cup of olive oil and turn on fire to medium high heat.
  7. Gently place the falafels shallow fry them until deep golden brown.
  8. Take the Arabian pitas, spread some hummus, place the falafels and add some cucumber, tomato and parsley.
  9. Wrap and serve immediately.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/falafel-wraps/