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Plantain falafel

Falafel is a middle eastern recipe. It is a deep-fried ball made from chick peas. I used cooking plantain instead of chickpeas. This recipe was started as a mistake. I was about to make vaazhakaai podimas. When I pressure cooked it, it was over cooked. So I neither want to continue with the same recipe nor want to waste it. I want to make something different out of it. Once I have heard my brother saying about falafel. It was in this way, this recipe was made at home.



Cooking plantain – 2 Nos

Besan flour – 2 tbsp

Rice flour – 2 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 2 tsp(optional)

Salt- To taste

Sooji – To coat the balls

  • Cut the plantain into half and pressure cook it.
  • Now remove the skin and mash it well in a bowl.
  • Add besan flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, salt, garam masala powder into it.
  • Mix all the ingredients together with a ladle.
  • Now make the mixture into small balls about the size of a ping-pong ball and place it on a plate.


  • Coat it with sooji and keep aside.
  • In a [pan add cooking oil and turn on the stove.
  • Deep fry the balls in medium flame until they turn golden brown.


  • Serve it hot with ketchup or tomato sauce.


Note: You can also add cilantro, cumin seeds along with this.

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