Our Falafel game is solid.
Some things people say about our Falafels:
- Flavorful and Moist
- Crispy Outside, Soft Inside
- Fresh – NOT GREASY.
Check us out on review sites like Yelp or Google, and you’ll find lots of Falafel talk like this:
In this post I will go over the key points so that YOU TOO can judge what makes falafel great.
What makes our falafels so special? A few things:
We Start from Scratch!
A lot of places buy falafel mix , dry powdered chickpea with dry spices mixed in…just ad water. Same difference right? Nope.
We start with whole dry chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and soak them in water over night. When the chickpeas soak up the water, something very important happens: The plant cells of chickpeas fill with water. Cells that are full of water, don’t absorb oil, hence no greasy falafels!
Fun Fact: Dry chickpeas come in big 50 lb sacks. Carrying them makes you feel like an old world farm hand or a strong man doing strongman stuff.
We grind the soaked chickpeas in a powerful food processor.
Fresh Parsley, Cilantro, Onion, Garlic along with a long list of spices are blended into a lovely green smoothie.
Mixing it all together:
The blended herbs and spices are mixed into the ground chickpeas. Sesame Seeds are added and the falafel mix is ready to fry!
The Right Tools
We use top notch German-Engineered falafel scoops. You know the Germans always make great stuff. The scoops produce perfectly shaped falafel balls. Shape is very important. Balls or spheres would leave the center under cooked. Flat disks make for a dry and hard falafel puck. What you want is fat, rounded disk shaped falafel that is optimal for cooking.
Into the Fryer
Remember that the chickpeas were soaked before grinding so the cells of the chickpeas are occupied by water, this keeps oil OUT. The result is a falafel that fries up nice and crispy, remains fluffy inside, and not the least bit oily.
Into the Pita, or the plate or the, salad or the…
Get your falafels your favorite way. Sandwich, Platter, Salad, 50/50 or just a side of falafels with a side of Tahini Sauce for dipping.
If you would like to enjoy one of our falafel dishes visit Zendiggi and enjoy our Table Service or Order Online!