Cabil’s Famous Falafel Balls And Patties

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Cabil’s Famous Falafel Balls And Patties                       

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh overnight soaked organic fava beans (peeled from their pods and dried)
  • 2 cups fresh overnight soaked organic chickpeas (dried)
  • 1/3 cup fresh organic parsley
  • ½ cup fresh organic cilantro
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ large organic yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Grape seed and Safflower Oil Combo for frying

Yogurt Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt.
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest.
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.
  • Kosher salt, as needed.                                                 

Sandwich Items

  • 6 organic Pita pockets
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • Arugula or spinach
  • Thinly sliced onion
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Directions:

  1. In a food processor, add fava beans, chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, garlic, onion, salt, and cumin and pulse until smooth.  Adjust salt as needed.  You could add a little Herbamare Seasoning if so desire.

 

  1. Using your hands, roll mixture into balls, about two tablespoons each, until it is used up (makes about 15 falafels).

 

  1. Fill a heavy bottomed pot with about 3 inches of grape seed oil. Heat the oil until its 375F (candy thermometer comes in handy here). Drop falafel, 2-3 at a time, into the oil and fry until it turns a nice brown color on the outside, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the falafel to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all falafel are cooked.  You may also roll mixture into patties and cook until golden brown on both sides for making burgers and/or sandwiches.

 

  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, cilantro, parsley leaves, cumin, and salt.  Stir until well mixed.

 

  1. Stuff pita pockets with falafel, cucumbers, onions, greens, and any other veggies you desire. Top with yogurt sauce or another sauce of your liking.