Falafel Wars in Hoboken
Ali Baba claims to have the best Falafel in New Jersey
But if you’ve lived in town for the past 25 years, you always had good middle eastern food over at Ali Baba (912 Washington Street).
And Ali Baba is so proud of their product – that they claim to have the “Best Falafel in Jersey,” as evidenced in the photo below.
More about Falafel – have you ever made your own?
You can read more about the wonderful Falafel here on Hoboken411, in an article published this past spring.
For the more enterprising folks – try making it yourself! Maybe there’s better falafel sitting in someone’s kitchen here in Hoboken?
1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight (or a 16oz. can chickpeas)
1 cup dried broad beans, soaked overnight (or a 16oz. can beans)
1 small onion, very finely chopped
⅓ cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
⅓ cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Lebanese Seven Spice Rub
2-3 tablespoons water
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor (minus the water) and puree. Add water and pulse until a gritty paste / dough forms.
- Chill for an hour, then shape into small balls and flatten into patties.
- Fry until brown and crispy, or brush with oil and bake at 425° F.
Note: If you can’t find Lebanese Seven Spice Rub, you can make your own using equal parts allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, fenugreek, ginger and cloves. See recipe for that here.