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Falafel #7


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Main dish Vegetarian

Ingredients:

FORMATTED BY S.GRABOWSKI
  • 2 c Cooked chickpeas ->OR<-
  • 1 1lb4oz can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1 Slice whole wheat bread; crusts removed
  • 1 tb Unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 3 Cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 Egg, sl. beaten
  • 2 tb Chopped parsley
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Ground tumeric
  • 1/4 ts Dried basil
  • 1/4 ts Dried marjoram
  • 1 tb Tahini ->OR<-
  • Olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep fry
  • Flour for coating
  • 5 Whole wheat pita, halved
  • 1/2 c Chopped onion
  • 1 Tomato, peeled & diced
  • 1 c Shredded lettuce

Directions:

1) Grind the chickpeas through the coarse blade of a meat grinder or in the container of a food processor. 2) Add the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the last 6 ingredients. Mix well. The mixture will be soft. 3) Preheat the oven to 365F 4) Form the mixture into 1" balls, coat with the flour and fry, in a basket, four or five at a time, in the hot oil. The balls rise to the surface and are light brown when cooked. This takes about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve in whole wheat pita halves with chopped onion, tomato, and shredded lettuce. From The New York Times New Natural Foods Cookbook
 
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