Falafel Bites

Falafel with Pita bread is an all time favorite, Middle Eastern delight. I made some small changes to make it easy to serve as cocktail bites. Instead of pita bread I used mini burgers and replaced chick peas falafel with lentil fritters since I keep them frozen. Added hummus (again ready and frozen), salad, green chutney and bites are ready. Serve it as evening snack or as an appetizer.

Shortly, I will provide my recipe for cook & storeĀ  lentil fritters and hummus in separate post.20150807_212405

Recipe: for 6 pieces

Cooking & preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook in: Oven or frying pan

Ingredients:

  1. Burgers – 6 small cocktail size.
  2. Falafel balls or lentil fritters- 6 pieces or 3 if bigger than the burger size
  3. Hummus – 6 teaspoons
  4. Green chutney – 3 teaspoons
  5. Lettuce leaves – 1 cup, broken
  6. Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Shallow fry lentil fritters on frying pan. Break them in to small pieces.
  2. Slit burgers into half. Lightly toast all the burger halves in preheated oven.
  3. Apply 1/2 teaspoon of green chutney on each half. Now, place salad leaves and broken fritters on one half. Top it with 1 teaspoon helping of hummus. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Place another half burger to complete the arrangement.
  4. Falafel Bites are ready to be served. Just warm them little in preheated oven or microwave just before serving.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Add little garlic chutney to pep up the taste
  • We can add a slice of raw onion for extra flavor
  • Keep burgers ready and warm them before serving
  • It is advisable to add salad leave after warming the burgers, just before serving so itĀ  retains it’s crunchiness

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