Falafel/ Doner Kebabs/ Pita with Falafel

Doner Kebabs is a popular turkish street food. However, if you visit Germany / Austria or Scandinavia you may misunderstand it to be a local european delight. It is so hugely popular there that most peope survive on it for days. The Doner shops ofcourse have the Schwarma's for meat lovers but most folks often use falafels for stuffing the vegetarian delights.

Despite this, these doner kebabs are different from the regulr pita sandwiches for two reasons, the stuffings used are slightly different like pickled cucumbers, fresh tomatoes not sliced but kept as wedges but most interestingly..the Kebab Sauce and Tabasco added to it. It is also accompanied with the french fries..

Also, it is not served with the regular pita sized pitas, but more often stuffed in a large wrap sized pita breads.







Ingredients
2 cups soaked chickpeas
1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander/parsley
1 tspn coriander cumin powder
1 tspn paprika
1 tspn crushed garlic
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 tbsp corn flour
salt to taste
Method
1) Cook the soaked and drained chickpeas in 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Just 1 whistle if in pressure cooker and other wise al-dente (this is optional)
2) Let it cool down and then crush it in a mixie to grainy pulp
3) In a large basin, mix the onions, parsley and oil and crush it using a fork such that the parsely oozes some juices.
4) Now add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.
5) Form small patties of the mixture 
6) You can deep fry or shallow fry them until golden brown. 
7) You can also grill it. 



To make Doner Kebabs, stuff the falafels inside the pita breads with cucumber pickle, tomato wedges and Kebab Sauce or Mayonnaise.



Serve them with hummus



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17 comments:

Shubha A said...

love this recipe..delicious!!

Sapana Behl said...

Flalfel pita looks tempting. We might have thought same but the days didn't matched.

Srivalli said...

Very sinful combination Pradyna..those patties and cream looks so inviting!

Harini-Jaya R said...

That is a favorite combo at our end! Lovely combo for sure.

Srividhya said...

I love pita and falafel. You have got both. Send me some na.. Loved the first very very much

vaishali sabnani said...

This is such a super hit combo , very well made ! And i am surely tempted šŸ˜Š

Kalyani said...

the husband introduced me to this :-) and we love it at home.. great combo Pradnya !

Priya Suresh said...

WHo can resist to this kebab platter, definitely not me..My mouth is watering here.

Sandhiya said...

Looks delicious and beautifully presented

Gayathri Kumar said...

I thought of making falafel but somehow skipped it. This looks like an absolutely delicious combo..

Pavani N said...

That is a delicious variation to regular falafel sandwich. Love the addition of pickled veggies -- so yummy!!

Archana Potdar said...

Now you better meet me with these in hand in Mumbai. I am drooling here.

Suma Gandlur said...

Love this version of falafel sandwich.

Preeti Garg said...

Love the whole platter and dish so inviting..

Preeti Garg said...

Love the whole platter and dish so inviting..

Chef Mireille said...

delicious looking and filling sandwich

Padma Rekha said...

I can enjoy this for my lunch looks so tempting..

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