Falafel is a Lebanese dish made from chickpeas, spices, and herbs and then deep fried (or you can even bake). Humus is also made from chickpeas, it just takes a few spices to emanate that falafel flavor in smooth hummus. You will love this recipe for sure!

Required Time: 15-20mins

Ingredients

For Hummus

Chickpeas

Garlic Paste

Sesame Seeds

Olive Oil

Curd

Lemon Juice

Salt

For Falafel

Chickpeas

Onions

Ginger Garlic Paste

Green Chillies

Salt

Coriander Leaves

Bread Crumbs

Method:

For Hummus

  1. Soak chickpeas overnight.
  2. Half-boil those chickpeas in a low flame for over 15-20mins.
  3. Drain them and dry them properly.
  4. Roast sesame seeds and soak them in water and drain them after a while.
  5. In a mixer, add boiled chickpeas, garlic paste, curd, sesame seeds and olive oil.
  6. If the mixture is thick add water to achieve consistency.
  7. Add salt and lemon juice and mix it again.
  8. Humus is ready!
  9. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle some red chili powder over it.

For Falafel

  1. In a chopper/mixer, add boiled chickpeas, onions, ginger garlic paste, green chilies and coriander leaves.
  2. Take this mixture in a bowl and add breadcrumbs and salt to it.
  3. Make equal sized patties.
  4. Heat oil for frying.
  5. Fry these falafels or you can bake it as well. (If the falafels fall apart, add more breadcrumbs to it)
  6. Falafel is ready to serve!