Masala Vada Style Falafel – By Vahchef @

Masala Vada Style Falafel – By Vahchef @

salaamwalekum satsriyakaal; welcome back to another session with your VahChef at We all love our masala vada today we’re going to make the Middle Eastern masala vada that is falafel you know we take chana dal but they take
whole chana dal that is the chickpeas you know soak this chickpeas overnight; drain out the water and just use very little water to make this falafel you know little water is required
because just like the masala vada you want nice binding. In this add chopped
coriander and they add lot of parsley since i don’t have a fresh parsley i’m going to use the dry parsley, in this
add cumin powder you know we love to use cinnamon in our masala vada and red chilli whole but here we’re going to use the cumin, some pepper powder and some paprika or even red chilli powder should be fine add whole garlic chopped garlic onion
some salt now we’re going to put this in a blender and make into a coarse paste look at this, this has to be ground coarsely, we do not make it to fine paste and for the best results use a food processor rather than just a regular blender like
what I did; but even in a blender you can do it that is the reason why I’m not using my food processor I did it in the blender and in this add pinch of baking powder, sometimes you can mess up this mixture and if your falafel is getting crumbled in the
oil that’s when you can use a little bit of chickpea flour but look at this if I make a small dumpling it should stick if it is not sticking then you may need to add you know little bit of water and also a little bit of chickpea flour that can help it bind easy so just to show you i’m just adding some chickpea flour and also very little water do not add too much just sufficient for
this chickpea flour, that should be good enough In this you can also add some lemon juice if you
want to add more of coriander leaves and parsley you can definitely add more of
coriander leaf and parsley but here for me this is good enough for my taste when you make this falafel do not press
it hard you know while we make masala vada we are used to making them flat by pressing it hard, but these falafels have to be lot lighter that is the reason we added baking powder so do not press it hard and just drop in oil you know if you are scared of putting
things in hot oil you can always use the wire mesh to do that just you know make them round or flat whatever shape you want if these are breaking you can add a
little bit of all-purpose flour that is maida and then nothing can break this
because I’m very easy to make and some people also add egg in the recipe I don’t know why they do but they do now I’m going to add all of them unlike
our masala vadas which are crispy in and out, these falafels have to be soft
inside and slightly crispy on the outside you know nothing like eating
this falafel in pita bread along with some salad vegetables and tahini sauce mmm mmm pour the tahini sauce just before you have them because you want the falafel to be nice and crunchy wow with any salad you can enjoy this
falafel. In another session i’m going to show you how to make this pita bread but
today make this falafel and even put it on a nice phulka along with little bit of
salads and tahini sauce and enjoy it. Dear friends I hope you enjoyed today’s session but do not forget vahrehvah is all about inspiring others to cook so please post your recipes and cooking tips so others can benefit from your great cooking. Thank you yeah

Dereck Turner

32 thoughts on “Masala Vada Style Falafel – By Vahchef @

  1. sarah.j collver says:

    you are making me hungry ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Priyamvadha Gopalakrishnan says:

    awesome! happy to be one of the early viewers!

  3. Cherita Md says:

    Yummy!! One my favorites! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. We Are Free San Diego says:

    You are a cooking machine!

  5. Aditi Debnath says:

    whenever I visit a turkish shop, I grab a pack of falafels n I never get tired of eating them. if only I had a food processor or blender:((

  6. peyo001 says:

    Same, I love the things in the really flat bread with hummus…God I'm hungry ๐Ÿ™

  7. Jacqueline S says:

    Cooking genius!

  8. benedict dmello says:

    sir, pls tell did u boil the chickpeas

  9. faraz adil says:


  10. yeshaprajith says:

    Exc chef!!!!!!!

  11. nupur sen says:

    Yum…Waiting for the pita bread recipe now..

  12. Mavtrox says:

    Why iยดm looking this in the evening??? I become every time hungry ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Nuzycom says:

    Yum! Where is pita bread recipe my boss!

  14. evernow P says:

    I just made this recipe and came DELICIOUS! THE BEST ! Thank u a million. I love yr videos they're inspiring.

  15. Usha Suresh says:

    n interesting variation to the masala vadas we usually make.

  16. theresa says:

    Your videos are amazing and you make it look so easy, you are just awesome Chef V, thank you from Canada!!

  17. NiNi Na says:

    Delicious! But please also try it with tahini in yoghurt! Also so good, I converted a friend of mine to falafel with this yoghurt. He ate more of the yoghurt than of the falafel because he loved it so much. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Emmanuel Gutierrez says:

    Ooohmmm oow oow oooohm XD put that whole thing in his mouth!

  19. varinder kaur says:


  20. Tania Sen says:

    Vahchef you ar absolutely fantabulous!!I Tried ur Gobi masala & Bagaira Baigan and now shall try Falafal.Keep posting more recipes and making our life easy.

  21. prathiba shilpa says:

    u don't boil chickpeas,if u boil them they break in oil.u have to just soak and blend,fry.

  22. qwkslvr79 says:

    Really? boil the chickpeas for 45 minutes? Do you mean 45 seconds?

  23. Mohammed Alkhayat says:

    can you do it withย philips air fire please ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

  24. anisa zaimi says:

    You talk to much. Please try to avoid standing at cameea all the time and cook.

  25. dmf786 says:

    they look so awesome..gonna def try them

  26. sujeet kumar says:

    chickpeas flour and besan are same, if no can we use besan instead of chickpeas flour

  27. Bhavna says:

    Chef, please tell me what changes it needs if we want to do it with air fryer? Also is it possible to make chakli with air fryer? I tried but did not come out good!

  28. nanjilnawab2011 says:

    Going to try this today

  29. Savera Rizwana says:

    love the was you teach us…your cooking style is always so simple and every dish I learn and make of your come out amazing..!! thanks a ton.๐Ÿ˜Š

  30. Grape TomatoGirl says:

    In any salad, you can enjoy this falafel.

    … well, not this falafel. This falafel I will enjoy.

  31. Bebe says:

    I use almond flour and put it on almond flour pitas.

  32. Harsha Weeraratne says:

    With finer points as usual.Thank you.

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