Few months ago, one of my friends asked me if I can cook for a function in temple. I had to make a large tray of Chole. I said yes, but I had no idea how much chickpeas were needed to make that. I bought 8lb of chickpeas and soaked about 6lb. But I used about 4lbs from it. Remaining, I froze to use later. For next two weeks, I prepared few dishes with those frozen chickpeas.
I wanted to try Falafel for a very long time now. But I hardly deep fry, so it never happened. Finally I tried it. I did not follow the traditional Falafel recipe, but followed my own recipe. They tasted great.
2 cups soaked chickpeas
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 tea spn cumin powder
1/2 tea spn coriander powder
1/2 tea spn chilli powder
1 tbl spn chopped coriander leaves
Grind chickpeas without adding water. Add all other ingredients except oil.
Make small balls from the mixture and deep fry them.
Serve hot. They taste great on their own.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins