Friday, March 10, 2006

one fine vegetarian warp...

Falafel or also known in Egypt as ta`amiyya is a fried ball or patty of spiced chickpeas... ultimately no killin' involve is a greatly admired form of fast food in the Arab East. Falafel is also very common in Israel, being regarded there as a national food...The word "falafel" comes from the Arabic word filfil, meanin' pepper and probably ultimately from Sanskrit : pippalī...eeemmm

Falafel is traditionally served as a fillin' ingredient in a pita bread wrap or sometime I just wrap it with Capati, and the term "falafel" commonly refers to this sandwich by synecdoche...

The falafel sandwich has become a popular and iconic food within alternative fast food (ie. "slow food") movements, and indeed has spread wide-reachin'…

I had my first Falafel in Sydney and until now it’s always remind me of Maroubra and Bondi beach,

to be frank with yer guys I dunno what to write today ...and I just had one fine Falafel from Shawerma Stall at the back of Central Market…that’s why Falafel seems to be the main topic for today....lapaaaaaaqqqq!!!!

one fine vegetarian wrap!!!

· 8 oz (225g) chick peas
· *1 onion, very finely chopped
· *1 garlic clove, crushed

· 1 slice of white bread, soaked in a little water o 1/4 tsp. cayenne o
· 1 tsp. coriander, ground
· 1 tsp. cumin, ground
· 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
· salt, to taste
· oil for frying

1. Soak the chick peas overnight.
2. Cover with plenty of fresh water and cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until tender.
3. Pound or blend the chick peas to a purée.
4. Squeeze out the bread and add to the chick peas together with the rest of the ingredients. Knead well for a few minutes.
5. Let the mixture rest for 1-2 hours, then roll between the palms into firm 1” balls. (Wetted hands make this easier).
6. Heat oil (at least 1 inch deep) in a pan to about 360° F, 180°C, and fry the balls, a few at a time, until nicely brown all over — about 2-3 minutes.
Drain and serve hot with lemon wedges.

*as a sannyasi theres no need for me to use onion and garlic


Beppe said...

un peo pi longo no?

Ahmad Kamal Abu Bakar said...

kamu telah berjaya melaparkan saya walaupun secara umunya saya tidak suka makanan vegetarian. tadi saudara jiran telah membawa makanan berbentuk ikan bilis masak ala-ala taucu, sedap sungguh. tapi sekarang saya sudah lapar semula dan mungkin saya boleh ke hope in membeli kebab daging & ayam. mcm falafeel jugak tu lebih kurang :)

fara[gonna]bugdaworld said...

bro, u make me hungry lah...

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