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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Sauces
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Chickpeas -- soaked overnight,
                         -   cooked, and drained.
    3                    Garlic cloves -- minced
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
    2       ts           Ground cinnamon
    2       ts           Ground cumin
    1       bn           Parsley -- minced
    1       md           Onion -- grated
    4                    Scallions -- minced
    2       tb           Fresh cilantro, chopped
    3       c            Vegetable oil
    4                    Pita breads -- warmed
    1                    Tomato -- finely chopped
    2                    Lemons -- juiced
                         -----TAHINI SAUCE-----
      2/3   c            Tahini (sesame paste)
    3       tb           -Water (or as needed)
    2                    Lemons, juiced
    2                    Garlic cloves -- minced
    1       tb           Fresh parsley, minced
                         Black pepper
   Remove the skins from the cooked chickpeas by rubbing
   them with a dish towel.
   Place the chickpeas in a food processor and pur‚e them.
   Add the garlic, baking powder, coriander, cumin,
   parsley, onions, scallions, and cilantro.  Blend the
   ingredients together so that a smooth paste is formed.
   Add some water if necessary.  Let the mixture rest for
   30 minutes.
   Form the paste into patties that are 2 in diameter
   and 1/2 thick.
   In a medium large saucepan place the vegetable oil and
   heat it on medium high until it is hot.  Add the
   patties and deep-fry them for 2 to 3 minutes, or until
   they are golden brown.  Drain them on paper towels.
   In each of the pita breads place some of the falafel,
   tomatoes, lemon juice, and Tahini Sauce.
   For Tahini Sauce: In a small bowl place the tahini,
   water, and lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together
   so that a smooth sauce is formed (add more water if
   Add the garlic, parsley, and black pepper.  Mix them
   in so that they are well blended.
   Makes 1 cup.
   Source: Papa Garo’s - Redondo Beach, California
   “Southern California Beach Recipe” by Joan and Carl
   Stromquist ISBN: 0-9622807-3-9 Typed for you by Karen
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