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The Falafels

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Hello everyone! Today, I invite you to discover a delicious and easy-to-prepare dish: falafels. Falafels are herb and spice-infused balls made from chickpeas and fava beans, which are then fried in oil. They are a typical dish in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, found in many countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Israel. Falafels are often served in pita bread, accompanied by tahini sauce, hummus, salad, and fresh vegetables. They are a delight for both the taste buds and your health! If you’re eager to taste the best falafels in town, I highly recommend visiting Quantum Isoraka, a restaurant that blends tradition and modernity. Quantum Isoraka offers a diverse and flavorsome cuisine that will take you on a culinary journey around the world. Whether you’re a fan of kebabs, couscous, shawarma, or tagines, or if you prefer Indian cuisine with its curries, naans, and samosas, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings at Quantum Isoraka. And, of course, you’ll be able to savor their famous falafels—crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! But where do falafels come from? What is their history? What are their ingredients? How do you prepare them? That’s what I’m going to explain in this article, with a humorous and friendly tone. Follow the guide! The origin of falafels Falafels are a very ancient dish with uncertain origins. Some say they were invented by the Copts of Egypt, who were looking for a plant-based alternative to meat during Lent. Others claim they originate from Yemen or India. What is certain is that falafels spread throughout the Middle East thanks to merchants and travelers who appreciated their ease of transport and long shelf life. Falafels are also linked to the Islamic religion, which forbids the consumption of pork. As a result, falafels became a source of plant-based protein for believers, particularly during Ramadan. The name “falafel” actually comes from the Arabic word “filfil,” which means “pepper.” Falafels are indeed quite spicy, giving them flavor and character. The falafel recipe To make falafels, you will need: The night before, soak the chickpeas and fava beans in a large bowl of cold water. The next day, drain and rinse them thoroughly. In a food processor, blend the chickpeas and fava beans until you obtain a coarse paste. Add the peeled and quartered onion, peeled garlic cloves, washed and destemmed parsley and coriander, chopped chili pepper, cumin, ground coriander, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Blend again until the mixture is smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the flour. Mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Shape the falafel mixture into balls using an ice cream scoop or wet hands. You can lightly flatten them to give them an oval shape. If desired, roll them in sesame seeds for added crunch. Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large pot. When the oil reaches the right temperature (180°C/350°F), fry a few falafels at a time and let them cook for about 5 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Drain them on paper towels. Tips for successful falafels: Tasting falafels  Falafels are typically enjoyed with yogurt or tahini sauce (sesame paste), hummus (chickpea puree), pita bread or Lebanese flatbread, green or mixed salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions…), raw vegetables (radishes, carrots…), or pickles. You can also add other ingredients for variety, such as fresh cheese (feta), black or green olives, fresh herbs (mint), or dried herbs (za’atar), preserved lemon, or lemon juice. Falafels can be eaten as a sandwich (stuffing the bread with your choice of ingredients), as a salad (arranging the ingredients on a large platter), or as a plate (presenting the ingredients separately). Falafels are a delicious dish that will delight all food lovers! They are easy to make at home with simple and healthy ingredients. They are also budget-friendly and satisfying. If you want to indulge without the hassle, I invite you to come and enjoy falafels at Quantum Isoraka! It is one of the best restaurants in Antananarivo, Madagascar, to savor this dish! Quantum Isoraka welcomes you in a friendly and unique setting, with attentive staff and talented chefs. You can enjoy a warm ambiance at the lounge bar, where you can listen to good music while sipping a drink. Quantum Isoraka can also host your events such as weddings, baptisms, birthdays, etc. They have a basement room called “007” equipped with a high-definition connected TV and internet. Don’t hesitate to reserve your table at Quantum Isoraka! You can contact them by phone at 038 03 888 03 or 038 03 888 04. I hope you enjoyed this article! Feel free to leave your comments or questions! And if you feel like