Falafel Sandwich and Yogurt Sauce

I like Falafel. I rarely have it but I do like it. When I came across this recipe I was pretty excited to make it at home. Since I also had these pickled red onions in my fridge at home I knew it was going to be delicious. The falafel were so easy to make. I used my small food processor and it just fit-but it worked.

These had great texture and you can go either way with the herbs and spices-more or less.  They cook fast too. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I should’ve put them on a pita bread but I didn’t have pitas and didn’t want to buy a whole pack for 2 falafel patties. So I used  burritos. They worked great! I also made up the yogurt sauce to go on top. Recipe below.

falafel

Falafel

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour

To serve

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • pita, tortilla, burrito or sliced bread
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • pickled red onion (recipe here)
  • greek yogurt sauce (recipe below)

Instructions:

  1. Place chick peas in the food processor along with the onion, garlic, parsley, spices, flour and a little salt. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into two to four (your preference) patties with your hands.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the burgers, then quickly fry for 3 mins on each side until lightly golden.

Fal

From BBCGoodFood

Yogurt Sauce

This is to my taste. If you don’t like dill or raw garlic change it up.

  • 1 small container plain greek yogurt (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 garlic clove
  • salt
  • fresh lemon juice

Mash the garlic and salt together to form a paste. Add it along with everything else to the yogurt and stir.  Schmear it on the falafel.

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