Cooking every day has become the new norm in 2020 ever since quarantine and lockdown. If you need inspiration for home cooking, several traditional Mediterranean dishes can flavour up your Iftar menu. 

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One of the most traditional Mediterranean dishes is Falafel. This Israelite dish is practical to make at home. Here is how to make Falafel from your own kitchen: 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb dry chickpeas (canned chickpeas will typically not work) 
  • 1 onion 
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Parsley leaves
  • ½ tablespoons chickpeas flour 
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder 
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ¼ tablespoons cayenne pepper 

Methods:

  • Add water to the dry chickpeas and soak for 24 hours 
  • Roughly chop onion
  • Chop garlic 
  • Chop parsley leaves
  • Blend the soaked chickpeas with onion, garlic, parsley, chickpeas flour
  • Season with salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper
  • Mix in blender until the texture is a little bit chunky 
  • Form small balls out of the mixture
  • Heat oil in a boiler 
  • Fry the balls of Falafel until golden brown and serve 

This is the basic serving of Falafel. If you are feeling creative, you can also try adding pita wrap or other herbs to spice up the flavour.