Baked Falafel with Tahini Sauce
Falafel is a middle eastern vegetarian snack made with soaked chickpeas. If you were some where in middle east, you probably would have tasted this tasty snack. Usually it used to be served as sandwich in pita bread. Which is also very tasty with some garlic sauce/tahini sauce or even with ketchup.
In UAE near my dad’s shop there is a cafeteria, who serves very tasty and hot falafel. We used to buy falafel alone in a paper bag and munch on with some fresh juice. It is used to be super crunchy – which is oil fried.
Since I wanna avoid as much oil frying as possible for Iftar snack, I made baked falafel without compromising on taste. Baked falafel is lighter one. It is totally up to your preference whether to fry or bake, both the ways it is tasty and easy. You just need to soak the chickpeas over night and process it with spices and herbs, shape it up and bake it.
We served it with Tahini sauce, I have given the recipe below.