Weekend i soaked as usual few packets of dry legumes and freezed them for using them later, i pressure cooked some chickpeas and prepared this deep fried balls with some left over bread slices which i soaked them for few minutes in water, finally which i combined together with those pressure cooked and mashed chickpeas puree spiced with parsley leaves, green onions, garlic, cumin powder and pepper powder, yea its ressembles quite like falafel, the famous chickpeas fritters but as i used bread in this deep fried balls i dont want to confuse the traditional dish by giving them the name as falafel..We enjoyed having this deep fried crispy balls for our snacks with some ketchup, as they are mild in spice even the small ones at home love this and a prefect evening snacks for everyone..
2cups Chickpeas (pressure cooked)
4no Bread slices
1no Onion (chopped)
2tbsp Green onions (chopped)
2tbsp Parsley leaves
4nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Pepper powder
2tbsp All purpose flour
Grind the pressure cooked chickpeas,green onions, parsley leaves, garlic cloves and cumin seeds as fine paste..meanwhile soak the bread slices in water, squeeze out the excess of water and keep the soaked bread aside...Add the grounded chickpeas paste with soaked bread, add the pepper powder, salt and all purpose flour and turn everything as stiff dough(the paste shouldnt stick in ur palms while making them balls, dont hesitate to add the flour)..make small balls from the dough and keep aside..
Heat enough oil, drop gently the balls and deep fry them until golden brown..serve hot with ketchup!!