Monday, September 20, 2010

Beet Falafel Lollies

Falafel is a Middleastern fritters made with chickpeas is well known among foodies. Middleastern foods like pitta breads, kebabs, hummus... are becoming very popular around the world and there is no exception for these falafels.

 Once we invited a Arab friend to our home and I made lentil fritters( parpu vadai) made with Chana dhal, he had that and immediately said, huh this is something similar to our falafel. Off course falafels are most more soft texture compared to vadai, still they are spicy and really good.
 In this falafel I have made a tiny little change to the traditional one , I added beetroot, after all we bloggers always like to give a twist to the traditional one, don't we :-)
Ingredients:
Chickpeas- 1 cup( canned), If using dried, soak them overnight and cook them until it's soft
Beetroot- 1 grated
Garlic pods- 4 finely minced
Coriander leaves- 2 stalk
Paprika powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Onion- 1/2 finely chopped
Flour- 1 tbsp
Salt as required
Oil for frying
Method:
If using a canned chickpeas, boil them for 5 to 10 minutes, if it's dried and soaked overnight, then cook up to 4 whistles in a pressure cooker. Drain the water completely, add all the ingredients other than oil and beetroot. Blend it in a blender like a smooth paste. Then add the grated beetroot and mix well.
Heat the oil in a pan enough for shallow frying, when the oil gets heated, add small size balls in the oil and fry until golden all around.
Serve the falafels warm with mint yogurt or ketchup.
This recipe goes to Colour your Palate' A Visual Treat@ by Creative Sanyukta, CWF-lb, Chickpeas event hosted by Nithu bala originally started by Kiran, Kids delight- Finger Foods hosted by Srivalli and to Healing Foods- Beetroot hosted by Priya originally started by Siri.






33 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

beautifully presented recipe, yummy

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

Wow..what a great recipe.Thanks a lot :)

Best Regards
Sulagna
http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n soft...i want a have a one lolli...platter looks awesome dear...

Rachana said...

Adding beetroot to the falafels is a great idea. So healthy and yumm!

An Open Book said...

tht will such a nice veg appetiser

aipi said...

Very innovative..they look super cute..lovely presentation dear!!

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Suja Sugathan said...

Falafel looks so delicious..adding beet is a great idea..looks very pretty.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Healthy and Delicious snack. You covered 4 events in one dish super Ayeesha !!!

kothiyavunu.com said...

Wow.. this is really a tasty dish..looks fab.. :) My hubby being a great fan of falafel would love this for sure :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yummy falafel..cute presentation...

Mina Joshi said...

The falafels look great. Lovely presentation too. I like your style of photographs.

Silence Sings said...

So attractive and healthy recipe...very easy to make to....bookmarked...

Torviewtoronto said...

never had with beets
yummy

NIDHYA said...

Falafel with beets looks inviting. Nice presentation too.

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sonu said...

very healthy and innovative recipe..cute presentation..truely a visual treat !

Reshmi said...

this z something new falafel to me...itz name sounds interesting...nice presentation ummm...nice dish..

sweet artichoke said...

Lovely presentation :-)

சிநேகிதி said...

nice n lovely presented recipe

Niloufer Riyaz said...

lovely falafels! loved the interesting twist you gave to the regular felafels n beautiful clicks

Jaleela Kamal said...

அருமை வித்தியாசமா பீட்ரூட் சேர்த்து செய்து இருக்கிங்க
உம்மு இது தான் ஒரே கல்லில் 4 மாங்காவா? நல்ல் பிரஷெண்டேஷனும் கூட..

Priya said...

Falafels with beets sounds very brilliant idea, thanks for sharing..

Sushma Mallya said...

That looks really beautiful and adding beetroot is a lovely idea ...

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Ymu yum yum !! looks soo good. fabulous presentation and recipe as always :)

shaz said...

great presentation! Adding beet sounds delicious.

Jaisy James said...

hm my favurite

Deepti said...

Wow this luks awesome n the ingredients used are very healthy...gr8 combo.

Akila said...

simply superb dear.... love it...

http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

Regards,
Akila.

asiya omar said...

superb presentation.

PriyaVaasu said...

looks yummy!!! great clicks!!!

Roshu said...

presentation is xcellent!!!!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh beautifully organized starter....oh yes indeed a great twist :)

Srivalli said...

Looks very good ..thanks for the lovely entry!

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