Thursday, September 20, 2012


There are days when you would want to eat simple yet easy and tasty vegetarian food. 

I am personally fond of Lebanese food, and a very important reason is the simplicity of the recipes.

Tried my hands on Falafel and Tahini. Sharing the recipes with you. 

This recipe takes around 30 minutes (with chickpeas soaked overnight)


2 cups chickpeas (soaked overnight in cold water)

1 cup chopped fresh coriander 
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 
1tbspn chopped green chillies 
1 tbspn cumin seeds 
2 tbspn crushed coriander seeds
1 tbspn turmeric powder 
1 tbspn olive oil 
1 tbspn baking powder 
Salt and pepper for seasoning 


  • Grind the soaked chickpeas into fine paste 
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  • With wet hands, create small patties from the mixture 
  • Deep fry till golden brown/ shallow fry in little olive oil

Serve this hot with Tahini (recipe enclosed below)


Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many far east recipes. 

This is a traditional recipe which is very simple to make with a blender or a food processor. 

It takes just 10 minutes to prepare this dip. 


2tbspn sesame seeds

1/2 tbspn sesame oil
1/4 tbspn salt for seasoning
1/4 cup tepid water


  • Place sesame seeds in a blender and grind until smooth
  • Add sesame oil and salt for seasoning
  • Process until combined
  • With the blender running , add water in a slow and steady stream and blend until smooth
Hope you like it!!

Happy Eating :)

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