is easy to make by buying the mix from your local international
supermarket. However, you've probably noticed that it never
tastes sooo good! That's because the mix lacks the most important
ingredient (besides the chickpeas). That ingredient is
cilantro. It also lacks spices, but we can fix that!
Here's how to fix the falafel box
the directions on the box, but also add a large bunch of
minced cilantro. Falafel is supposed to be green on the
inside! Also take this opportunity to add more spices (except
salt-- the box has too much already), namely lots of cumin,
corriander, and if you like spice, some kind of curry powder
or tobasco. You may need to vary the quantity of water
added to accomodate the extra ingredients.
Allow to sit covered for at least
30 minutes before frying. Deep fry the falafel balls a
few at a time. When you're done eat your falafel with some
homemade hummus or with tahini sauce.
And why not? Pepperocinis and pickles too!
The most common problem people encounter when cooking falafel is
that the mixture falls apart as soon as it hits the hot oil.
This happens if you don't leave the mixture to sit for at
least 30 minutes prior to frying. Your patience is rewarded
with falafel that is sooo good!