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World Falafel Day 2023

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June 12th is World Falafel Day and it is a great reason to celebrate this much loved versatile dish.

Falafel is a dish originating from the Middle East, particularly Egypt and Lebanon. It is made primarily from ground chickpeas or a combination of chickpeas and fava beans, mixed with fresh herbs and spices. The mixture is formed into small balls or patties and then deep-fried or baked until they have a crispy exterior and a soft, flavourful interior.

Here are some recipes that you can try:

  • Egyptian Ta’amiya Falafel courtesy Vaibhav Kaushik, Senior Chef, Hotel The Royal Plaza, Connaught Place, New Delhi 
  • Classic Falafel Shawarma, courtesy Chef Nirvaan Thacker, Za’atar
  • Falafel Shawarma Pocket courtesy Ajay Nayak, Corporate Chef, Bayroute
  • High Protein Falafel Wrap courtesy Chandan Manroa, Head of Nutrition at Prolicious (Samyog Health Foods)
  • Kabuli Chana Falafel Burger courtesy Divya Malhotra, co-founder Burger Rani
  • Chickpea & Beetroot Falafel with Spicy Pineapple Salsa courtesy Anuj Mathur, Executive Sous Chef, Fairmont Jaipur

Read the full story that first appeared un Deccan Chronicle dated June 12, 2023 here:

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