Handmade pita bread with falafel and hummus

evoo middle east recipe organic pita bread vegetables vegetarian zurlo


  • 2 cup chickpea / kabuli chana
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • Fistful coriander leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp pepper (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp maida / plain flour / refined flour / all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp of Zurlo by Ciccolella extra virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • oil for deep frying


  • Firstly soak 1 cup of chickpea with enough water for overnight.


  • Next day, drain off the water and transfer to a bowl or food processor.


  • Also add in ½ onion, fistful coriander leaves, 2 cloves garlic, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp pepper, crushed, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt to taste.


  • Additionally, add in 2 tbsp maida and 2 tbsp of Zurlo by Ciccolella extra virgin olive oil .


  • Blend coarsely in a food processor without adding any water.


  • Add in baking soda and mix well.


  • Now wet your hands and prepare small sized balls. if the dough is sticking to hands then add a tbsp more of maida and mix well.


  • Deep fry the balls in hot oil.


  • Also stir occasionally, keeping the flame on medium.


  • Once the falafel turns golden brown, drain off on to the kitchen paper.


  • finally, serve falafel hot with hummus or sauce of your choice.

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