Falafel, or falafal is a fritter or a patty made ususally with chole/chickpeas and served in a pita which is a flatbread, similar to a kulcha bread. Falafel roll, which you can say is a cousin of frankie and veg kathi roll.. Whether you're on a diet or craving for fast food, this healthy choice is going to make you feel better. Give the veg cutlet roll a miss, and make this for your kids lunch box!
Chickpeas / Chole: 1 Cup (soaked overnight)
Handful of Coriander Garlic – 4-5 cloves
Onion – 1 Large
Green Chilies – 3
Salt – as per taste
Chili flakes – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Mustard Oil – 1 tsp
Besan – 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice: ½ tsp (optional)
Baking Soda: ½ tsp (optional)
Oil: to deep fry
Roti – 6
Onion Rings – 2
Cabbage / Lettuce – a few leaves
Mayonnaise – as required
Green Chutney – as required (optional)
Sesame Chutney – as required
In a blender jar, add the soaked chickpeas, onion, garlic, green chili, and coriander. Blend to a coarse paste without adding water.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl, season well with salt, chili flakes, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder and baking soda and lemon juice if using.
Heat 1 tsp of mustard oil until smoky, then pour in to the mixture. Also add in the besan and mix well.
Make small portions like cutlets and deep fry in medium hot oil until golden brown.
Take down into a kitchen tissue and serve hot as they are or in a wrap.
Take a roti, spread mayo, place some lettuce, smear in some chutneys, a few onion rings, chili and then the falafel. Pour in some more of the chutney, and roll! Enjoy!
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