Beet and Arbi Falafal with Homemade Pickles Recipe

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Beet and Arbi Falafal with Homemade Pickles
How to make Beet and Arbi Falafal with Homemade Pickles
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Beet and Arbi Falafal with Homemade Pickles Recipe: 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 Homemade Pickles

  • For Pita Bread:
  • 125 gms flour
  • 2 gms salt
  • 2 gms yeast
  • 5 gms sugar
  • 5 ml oil
  • 20 ml water
  • 1 tsp za'atar spice
  • For the Beetroot and Arbi Falafel:
  • 30 gms beetroot, roasted
  • 70 gms chick pea (soaked and cooked)
  • 30 gms arbi (cooked)
  • 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
  • to taste Salt and pepper
  • For Homemade Pickles:
  • 60 gms radish, sliced
  • 60 gms cucumbers, sliced
  • 60 gms carrots, sliced
  • 60 gms green papaya
  • Pickling Juice:
  • 100 ml sugar
  • 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 Homemade Pickles

  • Prepare the Falafel:
  • 1.To bake the beetroot season a whole beetroot with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • 2.Wrap In aluminum foil and bake in a pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • 3.Blend all the ingredients in to a stiff dough, shape into small balls and deep fry.
  • 4.Prepare the Pita Bread:
  • 5.Mix all the ingredients to make a semi soft dough, let it rest for 45 minutes or till it doubles in size.
  • 6.Once its size has doubled knead it till soft. Divide into half and role into a flat disk or any shape you like.
  • 7.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.
  • Prepare Homemade Pickles:
  • 1.In a sauce pan add all the ingredients of the pickling juice and bring it to a boil.
  • 2.Next, add the vegetables and mix well.
  • 3.Take the pan off the fire and let the vegetables soak in the hot juices.
  • 4.Serve the falafel and pita with some plum and green apple yogurt.
Key Ingredients: flour, salt, yeast, sugar, oil, water, za'atar spice, beetroot, chick pea (soaked and cooked), arbi (cooked), green chilli, cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, baking soda, gram flour, Salt and pepper , radish, cucumbers, carrots, green papaya, Pickling Juice:, sugar, white wine vinegar, salt, coriander seeds, Bay leaves, Jalapenos (whole), water from jalapenos