Beet and Arbi Falafal with Housemade Pickles Recipe

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Beet and Arbi Falafal with Housemade Pickles
  • Chef: NDTV Food
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Enjoy one the most popular Lebanese wraps, Falafel with Pita with this easy recipe. Falafel made with distinctive flavors of beetroot and arbi, served with some home-made pita and pickles.

Ingredients of Beet and Arbi Falafal with Housemade Pickles

  • Ingredients for Pita Bread:
  • 125 gm flour
  • 2 gm salt
  • 2 gm yeast
  • 5 gm sugar/ A pinch of sugar
  • 5 ml oil
  • 20 ml water
  • 1 tsp za'atar spice
  • For the Beetroot and Arbi Falafel:
  • 30 gm beet root, cooked / roasted
  • 70 gm chick pea, soaked and cooked
  • 30 gm cooked arbi
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp gram flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ingredients for House-made Pickles:
  • 60 gm radish, sliced into fingers
  • 60 gm cucumbers, sliced into fingers
  • 60 gm carrots, sliced into fingers
  • 60 gm green papaya, sliced into fingers
  • Pickling Juice:
  • 1 cup / 100 ml sugar
  • 1 cup / 100 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 jalapenos, whole
  • 1/2 cup water from jalapenos

How to Make Beet and Arbi Falafal with Housemade Pickles

  • 1.Method for the Falafel:
  • 2.To bake the beetroot season a whole beetroot with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • 3.Wrap In aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • 4.Blend all the ingredients in to a stiff dough, shape into small balls and deep fry.
  • 5.Method for the Pita Bread:
  • 6.Mix all the ingredients to make a semi soft dough, let it rest for 45 minutes or till it doubles in size.
  • 7.Once its size has doubled knead it till soft. Divide into half and role into a flat disk or any shape you like.
  • 8.Put it on the grill till golden brown, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with zataar spice or bake in the pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 7-10 minutes.
  • 9.Method For House-made Pickles:
  • 10.In a sauce pan add all the ingredients of the pickling juice and bring it to a boil.
  • 11.Next, add the vegetables and mix well.
  • 12.Take the pan off the fire and let the vegetables soak in the hot juices.
  • 13.Serve the Falafel and Pita with some Plum and Green Apple Yoghurt.