Falafel Layered Salad & A Bhatura Sandwich -A Combo Post#Improv

This an exotic meatless , a complete and delicious meal which is healthy too. Have vegetarian guests then make this super meal which will make them ask for more for sure. Falafel is a Middle Eastern starter but,  is also a favorite street food here in Mumbai.
For the Falafel
1 Cups Dried Chickpeas 

½ Cup Chopped  Coriander Leaves
1 Tablespoon  Chopped Parsley
3 Cloves Garlic - minced
1  Medium Onion - finely chopped
Salt & Black pepper powder to taste

¼ Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
½ Teaspoon  Chopped Green Chilly 
½ Teaspoon Cumin powder
½ Tablespoon Coriander powder
2 Tablespoons Fresh Breadcrumbs
A Pinch Baking soda
Oil for deep frying


Wash and soak the chickpeas in water and let soak for at least 6 hours. 
 Drain the water and wash them once again.
Transfer the chickpeas to a food processor and chop until you get a fine crumbly texture. Add the coriander, parsley, garlic cloves, onion and green chili and pulse the food processor till well mixed.  Add in salt, peppers, coriander and cumin powder,  breadcrumbs and mix well. Take this out into a big bowl and mix it with you hand well. Keep aside
In the meantime heat the oil for deep frying and set the heat to medium.
Now add in the baking soda to the chickpea mixture and mix it well.  Shape into round balls or ovals using two spoons or a falafel maker.  I made oval and round shape Falafels.
Fry the falafels in it until browned and crispy from outside. Take out on a kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.

For The Tahini Yogurt Sauce
1/2 Cup Fresh Yogurt - beaten
2 Tablespoons  Tahini paste - Homemade
Salt & Black pepper to taste
Chopped Parsely  for  garnishing

1/2 Teaspoon Lemon juice


Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. Your dip/sauce is ready! Chill it in the refrigerator till we get all other ingredients ready.

For the Salad

1 Small Onion - finely chopped 
½ Cup  Finley Shredded Purple Cabbage
½ Cup  Finely Shredded Lettuce Leaves
½ Cup   Grated Carrots
1 Medium Tomato - de seeded & cut into strips
Salt to taste
A drizzle of Lemon Juice
For Assembling / Serving  Into Glass Verrines 
Layer the vegetables on top of each other in a clear glass. Season with salt and  black pepper powder. Just a drizzle of lemon juice. Pour a tablespoon of Tahini  Yogurt Sauce on top. 
In a wooden skewer pierce two oval falafels and place it on the glass. 
Serve the cold salad with crispy warm falafels.

For the Yeasted Bhatura Sandwich

Slice the Yeasted Bhatura (but not till the end). Fill it with the salad. Season with salt and  black pepper powder. Just a drizzle of lemon juice.  Add two or three round falafels. Pour a tablespoon of Tahini  Yogurt Sauce on top.
Enjoy!!  These Falafels are a great sensation to the taste buds!!!
You can even serve these with toothpicks and at the side Tahini  Yogurt Sauce as a starter.
Labels : Yeasted, Bhatura, Sandwiches, Falafel, Middle Eastern, Chickpeas, Street food, Starters, Chutneys & Dips, Yogurt, Healthy, Improv Cooking Challenge, Vegan
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Our daughter and son in law love falafal. When this pandemic is over and we are able to gather again this is going to be the first course of our family dinner. Thanks Sneha, stay safe.

  2. These look so flavorful and fresh! Delicious!

  3. Those are so CUUUUUUUUUTE! I love the salads in a cup!