Healthy Snacks: Dill Leaves Falafel Recipe

Updated on July 12, 2017
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3 stars for dill leaves falafel

Preparation and cooking time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 12 nos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chick pea/garbanzo beans, soaked in water for 8-10 hours
  • 1 cup (packed) dill leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander/cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 tsp chickpea flour, optional
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Method of Preparation and Cooking

  1. Take chickpea/Kabuli chana in a bowl, and wash it with water. Soak in fresh water for 8-10 Hrs. Later, drain the water. Keep aside.
  2. Take all the ingredients in a mixer/blender, except chickpea flour and the frying oil. Dry grind them to get a coarse mix. Transfer it to a bowl. If the mix is loose, add chickpea flour/besan to get required consistency. The need for adding chickpea flour arises only if the mix turns out loose in consistency. The perfect consistency means you should be able to make firm balls from the mix.
  3. Pour oil in a pan for deep frying. Heat it. Prepare lemon size balls from the mix and drop into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd them. Fry in high flame for 4 minutes, occasionally turning them. Reduce the flame and continue frying till they turn brownish and crispy. Remove, drain the oil, and balls place them on an absorbent paper.
  4. Your dill leaves falafels are ready to eat. Serve hot with tomato sauce or with any other dip of your choice. Enjoy the lingering taste in your mouth.

Step-By-Step Photos Showing the Cooking

Ingredients in the blender/mixer
Ingredients in the blender/mixer
Coarsely ground falafel mix
Coarsely ground falafel mix
 Falafel balls preparation
Falafel balls preparation
Yummy falafel
Yummy falafel

Notes:

  • Falafel is a popular middle eastern snack. It is very delicious and healthy. You can prepare the falafel mix in advance for later use. This mix can be preserved for 1-2 days in refrigerator, in a closed container. Bring the mix to room temperature before frying.
  • You can munch falafel just like that, or you can eat it with any dip of your choice.

Nutritional information measured in percentage

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100
Calories 330
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Saturated fat 12 g60%
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Fiber 48 g192%
Protein 33 g66%
Sodium 2 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      10 months ago from The Caribbean

      Another good recipe. Falafel is my favorite Mediterranean food. Love a falafel sandwich.

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      23 months ago from Bengaluru

      I wish you try this recipe. It is a great evening snack for children too. The natural ingredients used in this dish gives nice aroma and taste to this snack. Don't forget to munch it when it is hot.

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