Falafels:Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork or a potato masher until smooth, but keep the texture slightly coarse side. Season with salt and pepper and more lemon juice if preferred.Shape mixture into small balls. Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan and fry falafels on both sides until golden brown and cooked. Drain on paper towel.Yoghurt sauce:Mix all the ingredients together and season to taste.Serve falafels with yoghurt sauce, tomato, cucumber and avocado.
Tips:1. Make larger patties and serve as vegetarian burgers.2. Add one red chilli, seeded and chopped, to the mixture for a little bite. You can also add 2,5 ml (½ tsp) smoked or ordinary paprika.Recipe from the book Make Five / Maak Vyf. Reprinted with permission of Heleen Meyer.
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