Falafel Wraps: Nutritious Rolls With Relishing and Juicy Sauces
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Count on any convenient and easily portable snacks or meals, rolls and wraps would definitely come to mind. This single dish comes in varieties and the preparation varies from places, regions and nations. The stuffing inside could be made in varieties according to choices and preferences. Though one of the favourable meals, rolls are usually not considered healthy and nutritious.

Here is a recipe of Falafel Wraps which are nutritious and delicious at the same time. Along with falafel, these wraps are stuffed with hummus, red and garlic sauces and healthy salad containing green vegetables making it a wholesome, power packed relishing and juicy meal to beat the evening hunger pangs and keep one full for a long time. 


For Tahini-

  • 2 cups White sesame seeds 
  • 1/4th cup -½ cup Olive oil 
  • Salt to taste

For Hummus-

  • 1 cups Chickpeas (soak for 7-8 hours)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 Ice cubes 
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/3rd cupHomemade Tahini paste 
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

For Falafel- 

  • 1 cup Chickpeas (Kabuli chana) 
  •  ½ cup Onions (diced)
  • 6-7 Garlic cloves
  • 2-3 Green chillies 
  • 1 cup Parsley packed
  • ½ cup Fresh coriander packed
  • Fresh mint few sprigs
  • 1/3rd cup Spring onions greens 
  • 1 tbsp Jeera powder 
  • 1 tbsp Dhaniya powder 
  • 1 tbsp Lal mirch powder 
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper a pinch
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive oil 
  • 1-2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp Flour 
  • Oil for frying

For Salad-

  • ½ cup Fresh lettuce 
  • ½ cup Tomatoes 
  • ½ cup Onions 
  • ½ cup Cucumber
  • ⅓ cup Fresh coriander 
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice 
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper a pinch
  • 1 tsp Olive oil 

For Wraps-

  • Pita bread
  • Hummus
  • Fried falafel
  • Salad
  • Garlic sauce
  • Hot sauce


For Tahini-

  • Set a pan on medium heat, add the white sesame seeds and toast them until they release their aroma and the colour changes slightly. Make sure not to over toast the seeds
  • Immediately transfer the toasted sesame seeds in a blending jar and blend while the sesame seeds are warm, while the blending process, the sesame seeds will leave their own oil as they are warm and it will turn into thick paste
  • Further add 1/4th - ½ cup olive oil gradually to make a semi thick fine paste. The quantity of olive oil may differ on your mixer grinder
  • Once the paste is made, season with salt and blend again

Homemade Tahini is ready! Cool down to room temperature and store in an airtight container, refrigerate in the fridge, it stays good for about a month

For Hummus-

  • Wash the chickpea and soak for 7-8 hours or overnight. After soaking, drain the water
  • Transfer the soaked chickpea in a pressure cooker, along with it, add salt to taste and fill water up to 1 inch above the chickpea surface
  • Pressure cook the chickpea for 3-4 whistles on medium heat
  • After the Whistles, switch off the flame and let the cooker depressurize naturally to open the lid.
  • The chickpea should be completely cooked
  • Strain the chickpea and reserve the water for later use and allow the cooked chickpea to cool down
  • Transfer the cooked chickpea in a blending jar, and further add 1 cup of reserved chickpea water, ice cubes and garlic cloves, grind to a fine paste while adding additional 1- 1.5 cup reserved chickpea water, add the water gradually while grinding
  • Further, add homemade Tahini paste, salt to taste, lemon juice and olive oil, blend the mixture again until it's smooth in texture

Hummus is ready, refrigerate it until used

For Falafel-

  • Wash the chickpea and soak for 7-8 hours or overnight. After soaking, drain the water and transfer in a food processor
  • Further add the remaining ingredients (until sesame seeds) and blend using a pulse mode. Make sure to grind in intervals and not continuously
  • Open the jar lid and scrap the sides to grind the mixture evenly into a coarse mixture
  • Add olive oil gradually while blending
  • Make sure the mixture should neither be too coarse nor too pasty
  • If in case you do not have a food processor use a mixer grinder and blend the mixture, make sure to do it in batches to ease the work and make sure to keep the mixture coarse and not pasty
  • Once the mixture is grinded coarsely add flour and sesame seeds, mix well and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. While it's resting you can make other components of the recipe
  • After the rest in the refrigerator add, remove and add 1 TSP of baking soda and mix well
  • Dip your fingers in cold water and take a spoonful of mixture and shape into tikki
  • Set a wok on medium heat and heat oil for frying, fry the tikki in hot oil on medium heat until it's crisp and golden brown. Fry all the tikkis in the same way

For Salad-

  • Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, refrigerate until it's served

For Assembling the Wraps-

  • Spread an efficient amount of hummus over the pita bread, place the fried falafel, salad and drizzle some garlic dip and hot dip; roll and serve immediately

The delicious falafel wraps are ready with drizzling sauces to make you drool over its taste.