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    Falafel With Tahini and Cilantro Sauces

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    Total Time:

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    41 mins

    35 mins

    6 mins

    Dib's's Note:

    This is a great vegetarian dish for lunch or dinner!! Crisp on the outside, tender in the middle. Add more pepper flakes to the cilantro sauce is you like more bite.

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    1. 1
      In a food processor or blender mix together the first 11 ingredients until JUST smooth-a few small pieces is fine.
    2. 2
      Stir in the baking powder and flour mixing well.
    3. 3
      Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      (this is included in prep time).
    5. 5
      In the meantime in a food processor or blender combine the tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne-pulse to smooth and pour into a squirt bottle if you have one.
    6. 6
      Set aside.
    7. 7
      In a food processor or blender combine the cilantro, garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, peanut oil, vegetable oil, salt, pepper and sugar.
    8. 8
      Puree to smooth and pour into a squirt bottle if you have another one.
    9. 9
      Set aside.
    10. 10
      Shred lettuce, dice tomatoes and wrap pitas in a JUST damp towel and place in the middle of a 250°F oven.
    11. 11
      Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy skillet-you would only need around 2 inches of oil for this-or in a deep, heavy saucepan.
    12. 12
      Take about 2 T chickpea mixture and form into a ball, then press to form a small patty.
    13. 13
      Repeat until you have 3 or 4 and carefully place in hot oil with a slotted spoon.
    14. 14
      Fry 2 minutes, flip and fry for 2 minutes more.
    15. 15
      You want the falafel nice and golden brown.
    16. 16
      Repeat with remaining falafels.
    17. 17
      Drain on a rack with paper towels or newspaper underneath.
    18. 18
      Slice a warm pita in half, open and fill with lettuce and tomato, then 3 flalafels.
    19. 19
      Squirt in some tahini sauce and cilantro sauce.
    20. 20

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2007


      Crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside, just as advertised! Fabulous falafel. I didn't make the tahini or cilantro sauce, just whipped up some tzasiki instead. I would reformat this so each recipe's ingredients are separately listed; it was a bit daunting. I did add at least double the amount of spices, but that is a personal preference. Didn't use turmeric either. Thanks!

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    • on June 01, 2005


      the falafel tasted very good, and even though i fried it with some trepidation (as i have watched patties turn to mush before my eyes), these did not fall apart. however, i used MUCH less than the quantity of oil specified - not only for health reasons, but i have also found that with too much of oil, they are inclined to crumble apart. also, my blender didn't quite puree the chickpea mix as well as i would have liked, but if that happens, you can still coarsely smash it around with the back of a spoon. i didn't make the sauces since i was in a hurry, and instructions for it were not very reader-friendly - it would be better if the ingredients were separated into the components to which they belong.

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    Nutritional Facts for Falafel With Tahini and Cilantro Sauces

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1314.0
    Calories from Fat 1215
    Total Fat 135.0 g
    Saturated Fat 18.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 721.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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