Falafels

Recipe from: 29 october 2014
recipes, vegetarian, shallow-fry

Ingredients 18
Servings 4
Time 00:20

Ingredients

  • FALAFELS:
  • 410
    g
    tin chickpeas, drained
  • 2
    spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1
    cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 10
    ml
    each ground cumin and coriander
  • 45
    ml
    chopped fresh coriander
  • 30
    ml
    chopped fresh mint
  • salt and pepper
  • 60
    ml
    cake flour
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 30
    ml
    olive or avocado oil
  • tomato, cucumber and avocado to serve
  • YOGHURT SAUCE:
  • 125
    ml
    plain yoghurt
  • 5
    ml
    finely grated lemon rind
  • 1
    pinch
    ground cumin
  • 45
    ml
    chopped fresh herbs, such as Italian parsley, mint and coriander
 

Method

00:15
 

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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