Chickpea Bites

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
For the falafel
2 cups
chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 teaspoons
ground cilantro
2 teaspoons
ground Cumin
1
onion (finely chopped)
4 cloves
finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
chopped Cilantro
salt (to taste)
peppers (to taste)
Oil (for deep frying)
For the yoghurt dip
1 ⅛ cups
plain Yogurt
1 tablespoon
extra virgin olive oil
½ tablespoon
2 teaspoons
1 clove
garlic (crushed)
salt (to taste)
To serve
very thinly sliced Red onions
To garnish

Preparation steps

1.
For the falafel: drain the chickpeas and put in a food processor with the spices, onions, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Process to a grainy pulp.
2.
Take small portions of the mixture and roll into balls.
3.
Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large pan until hot, but not smoking.
4.
Cook the falafel a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes until deep golden brown. Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
5.
For the yoghurt dip: whisk all the ingredients together and spoon into a serving dish.
6.
Serve the falafel with pitta bread, red onion slices and cucumber slices. Garnish with basil.