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Falafel [Chilehead Version]

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Main dish Vegetarian


  • 1/2 c Fine bulgur (cracked wheat), soaked in water to cover for 20 min, Drained.
-Combine with
  • 2 c Mashed, cooked garbanzos (chickpeas)
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tb Bread crumbs
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/4 ts Turmeric
  • Cayenne or hab powder to taste
  • 1/4 ts Freshly ground black or white pepper
  • 1/4 ts Coriander
  • 2 tb Finely minced fresh parsley


Shape into 16 balls. Roll in flour and deep-fry in oil until golden in color. Drain on paper towels and serve hot. [ed.--These are fabulous tucked into pita bread and dressed with sour cream and minced onion, cucumber and tomato, or with shredded lettuce and a tahini dressing or some hummus--see below:]
Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST V3 #157
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 18:20:24 GMT
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