Falafel is a very renowned fast food in the Middle East. It could be served as a sandwich or else in pita bread with all kind of vegetable garniture; tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, and tahini.
FOR A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE, OPT FOR BAKED FALAFEL!
PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours
• 1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
• 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
• 1 teaspoon coriander
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 2 tablespoons flour
• Oil for frying
1. Place dried chickpeas in a bowl and cover them with cold water. Marinate overnight, unless when using can beans.
2. Drain chickpeas, put them in a pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil.
3. Boil for 5 minutes. Let cook on low for about an hour.
4. Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
5. Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour.
6. Crush chickpeas and mix ingredients together. It could be done in a food processor in order to get a thick paste.
7. Form the mixture into small balls. Slightly flatten.
8. Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes).
9. Serve hot.
JUST FALAFEL SPICES IT UP AS IT ENTERS THE INDIAN MARKET
Just Falafel’s food journey continues with the next chapter of the story unfolding in India. The street food provider is tying up with well-known property developer and hospitality company Prism Properties to launch its first restaurant in Bangalore. Moving into the Indian market in such an important location cements Just Falafel’s ambitions to enter the dynamic market. Bangalore known as the Silicon Valley and Garden City of India is very cosmopolitan with its huge growing global community. The population’s demand for new restaurants is growing at a fast pace, reflecting the appetite for eating out in India. The city’s reputation for its trendy lifestyles is the perfect fit for Just Falafel’s fast casual dining concept that provides artisanal street food in upmarket surroundings. The restaurant is sure to be a hit with the growing young and hip professional market that frequents the city and its tech parks that are major IT business hubs.
Just Falafel will offer its core menu, but will also infuse the flavors of Bangalore to deliver a truly authentic street food offering to its new customers.
Mohamad Bitar founder of Just Falafel is well acquainted with the Indian market with his wife Reema Shetty, who co-founded the Just Falafel, hailing from the country. He says, “Since the beginning it has been our dream to deliver old world flavours derived from the street to a global audience. We are delighted to introduce our ethically sourced ingredients that are the base of our healthy, nutritious cuisine.”