Sunday, May 4, 2014

Falafel with Tabouli, Harissa and Sauce Recipe

The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The Home of Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Falafel with Tabouli, Harissa and Sauce Recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Middle Eastern Food and learn how to make Falafel with Tabouli, Harissa and Sauce. 

Ben's best Mediterranean peasant dish
Harissa originates from Tunisia but it’s commonly found throughout North Africa. It is a wonderful condiment to accompany barbecued lamb, or traditional lamb kofte, and goes well with grilled fish. Harissa also makes a great marinade for chicken and oily fish like mackerel, and is used to make salad dressings.


Falafel and sauce

3 cups of chickpeas, soaked for at least 24 hours
1/2 cup celery, finely diced
1/2 cup of spring onions, chopped
1 tablespoon of parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/4 teaspoon chopped chilli
1 egg, optional
2-3 tablespoon flour
Sesame seeds

Tabouli (Serves 4 – 6 people)

2 cups bulgar / cracked wheat
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed and roughly chopped
1 cup of mint leaves, washed and roughly chopped
250 g tomatoes, halved, seeded and chopped
1 red onion peeled halved and finely sliced
Juice of 1 large lemon
Freshly ground black pepper

Harissa (makes 160g)

½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1-teaspoon sea salt
1 large garlic clove, peeled
5 long red chilies, stems removed and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

To serve

Pita breads toasted and split open to stuff
Red onion


Falafel and sauce:

1. Soak the chickpeas for 24 hours or over night in plenty of fresh cold water, and then drain well.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until fine crumbs, add the egg and blitz for a further minute or two.
3. Allow to stand covered in the refrigerator for two hours. Then mould in to flat balls between two soup spoons pushing them from the spoon into hot sunflower oil (about 170 degrees) and cook until a dark golden colour. Drain on absorbent paper until required


1. Wash and process the bulgar as directed on the packet until soft. Drain and refresh under cold water, and drain well again.
2. Mix the garlic, parsley, mint and onions in a bowl, and then add the chopped tomatoes.
3. Drain and add the burghul and lemon juice, and combine. Season with salt and pepper.


1. Place the cumin seeds and sea salt in a mortar and pound to combine.
2. Add the garlic and pound to a paste. Add the chopped chilies and continue pounding.
3. Pour in the white wine vinegar, followed by the olive oil, and pound until combined. This sauce is best used straightaway and can be made as and when it’s needed. It will keep for up to 1 week if stored in an airtight container. When re-using, allow the sauce to come back to room temperature.
Recipe by Ben O'Donoghue from The Best In Australia

More from the Hummus Recipes Kitchen:

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Easy Falafel Recipe 
Falafel Sauce Recipe 
Falafel and hummus on pita bread recipe 
Falafel wraps with tzatziki recipe 
Baked Falafel Sandwiches with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

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