Falafel stuffed in Pita pockets
Homemade Pita pockets stuffed with seasoned falafel recipe and Tzatziki Sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 FALAFEL
- 1.5 cup Boiled Garbanzo beans (Safed chole)
- 2 tablespoon All purpose flour
- 1 small Chopped Onions
- 1 small Green chili
- 2 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds
- 2 teaspoon Red chili powder
- 2 tablespoon Chopped Cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil (to bind the mixture)
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoon Oil (to toast Falafel)
ASSEMBLING FALAFEL INGREDIENTS
- 4-6 nos. Pita bread
- 1 cup Tzatziki Sauce
- 3/4 cup Chopped Cumcumber
- 3/4 cup Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 small Onion rings
- 1.5 cup Shredded Lettuce
- 9-10 nos. Falafel
Let's begin with preparing falafel for pita bread. Assemble all the ingredients. If you are using store bought Garbanzo beans, drain it out and wash it thoroughly under water.
Combine garbanzo beans, onions, green chili, chopped cilantro and spices in a food processor/mixer and grind it to a fine paste. Do not add water.
The mixture should be of a dough consistency. Apply some oil in your palm and roll out the mixture into equal balls.
Falafel patty is ready. Below I have shown two ways to cook falafel.
First method - Heat oil in a pan and toast patties till they are crisp and brown.
Falafel patties are ready.
Second method - Heat oil in a pan/kadhai.
Add falafel and fry until golden brown in color.
Enjoy it with your favorite dip.
Another way would be to roll them like small balls, fry them and serve it on toothpicks as snacks along with your favorite dip.
ASSEMBLING FALAFEL IN PITA BREAD
Take pita bread and cut it into half.
Assemble all the ingredients.
Open up pita bread..
Apply 1 tablespoon of Tzatziki Sauce at the base of pita bread......
Place one falafel - you can even break it into half...
Add some lettuce and chopped cucumbers...
Add chopped tomatoes...
Generously add another falafel piece...
Apply Tzatziki Sauce...
Add some onion rings...
Finish it with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, onion rings.
Enjoy right away before it gets soggy.