Falafels with Hummus (Middle Eastern Chickpea croquettes with a chickpea dip)

img_2479 Author:Parinaaz Marolia(A Dollop of that
Hummus is a Levantine and Egyptian food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Today, it is popular throughout the Middle East (including Turkey), North Africa (including Morocco), and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.
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On to the recipes for both,
Hummus
  • You will need:
  • 2 cups soaked and boiled chickpeas
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
 
For the garnish 
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh coriander springs
  • A few boiled chickpeas
 
Falafel 
You will need:
  • 1 cup soaked chick peas
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 tbsp cumin (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (meetha soda)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
Method:
  • Blend together boiled and strained chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon juice.
  • Place the hummus in a bowl and pour some fine quality of olive oil and place it in refrigerator for an hour.
  • Add chickpeas, parsley, coriander, chopped onions,garlic, cumin seeds, salt and baking soda and grind together in a food processor.
  • Mix this mixture well.
  • Now heat oil on a medium flame and shape the mixture into balls.
  • Fry them in the oil.
  • Assemble it together and the Falafel & Hummus is ready to be served!

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