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    Falafels With Pine Nuts

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    96 hrs

    48 hrs

    48 hrs

    Charishma_Ramchandani's Note:

    These are super wonderful falafels from Anjali Vellody's Food column, Weekend. Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    To serve

    • 4 -5 pita bread (pronounced as "khaboos" in Hindi)
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup tahini sauce
    • lettuce leaf, as required

    For tahini sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak the fava beans in 1 1/2 cups of cold water.
    2. 2
      Set aside for 48 hours, changing water once in a day.
    3. 3
      If the weather is hot, change water twice daily.
    4. 4
      Soak the chickpeas in 1 1/2 cups of cold water for 15 hours.
    5. 5
      Drain beans.
    6. 6
      Remove the skins of the fava beans by taking a handful of beans at a time and rubbing both the palms together making the beans rub against one another in order to loosen the skins.
    7. 7
      Combine the fava beans, chickpeas, chopped onions and garlic in a food processor.
    8. 8
      Grind till you have a fine paste.
    9. 9
      Put it in a bowl.
    10. 10
      Add parsley, cumin, coriander, red chili, salt, pepper, baking soda and pine nuts to the mixture.
    11. 11
      Mix well and knead it nicely.
    12. 12
      Keep aside for half an hour.
    13. 13
      Take a spoonful of the bean paste at a time.
    14. 14
      Shape into patties about 2 inches in diameter.
    15. 15
      Arrange the patties in a plate.
    16. 16
      Keep aside for 30 minutes.
    17. 17
      Heat sufficient oil in a wok.
    18. 18
      Once its hot, gently lower the patties and deep-fry them until well-browned.
    19. 19
      Drain on clean paper towels before serving.
    20. 20
      To prepare the tahini sauce, put the tahini paste and garlic in a blender.
    21. 21
      Process for a few seconds.
    22. 22
      Add lemon juice and water.
    23. 23
      Process the paste well.
    24. 24
      Add salt to taste.
    25. 25
      To serve: Split up a khoubz and place a lettuce leaf in it.
    26. 26
      Place some tomato slices or sliced onions over the lettuce leaf.
    27. 27
      Spread some tahini sauce over the onions.
    28. 28
      Place 2-3 falafels on it.
    29. 29
      Serve hot.
    30. 30
      Enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Falafels With Pine Nuts

    Serving Size: 1 (58 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 116.6
     
    Calories from Fat 34
    29%
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 157.4 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.9 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    10%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 4.4 g
    8%

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