Monday, 12 May 2014

Favourite food- Falafels, hummus and bulgar wheat salad #BettaRecipe

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know my absolute favourite treat is anything with falafels.
After a friend introduced me to the fantastic veggie delight in Amsterdam, too many years ago, I have been after the perfect recipe.
Having tried shop bought and packet mix I haven't been convinced.
And then, I was told I could bake them! My attempts at plunging into oil were over.

I decided to replicate my favorite-ist ever M&S ready-salad and not only make baked falafels but also make everything to taste- which in my case, avoids in hints of 'tangy' and 'spicy'.
And it was, quite honestly, lush.
Starting with the falafels

Ingredients
1 onion
1 garlic clove
1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
300g chickpeas
2tsp cumin seeds
1 pinch of black pepper
2 tsp mixed herbs
1 pinch of salt
1 lemon (zest)
1 egg

What we did
Preheat the over to 200C.
We finely chopped the onion and garlic and softened in a pan with oil for 3 minutes.
We then drained the chickpeas and put into a food processor (I would think a pestle and mortar or masher would do the same). We added the onion and garlic and blitzed then into a coarse mix.
We added the cumin, herbs, lemon zest, and added a blitz.
For good measure (because Gordon Ramsay always insists on seasoning) I add a pinch of salt and pepper, and give one more blitz.
If your food processor does not allow (ours is deep and narrow), put contents into a bowl.
Beat the egg gently and add to the mix, incorporate the egg to create a sticky mix.
Divide the mixture into balls on a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Bake for 20-25mins or until golden brown.
Onto the Hummus
Ingredients
300g chickpeas
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon (juice, if making with falafels, if not include the zest as well)
2 tbsp fat free greek yoghurt
1 pinch of cumin
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of ground pepper.

What we did:
Throw everything in a food processor and mix.

And then, we included Bulgar Wheat (with a bit of chopped mint to fend off the garlic) and a salad.

Absolutely delicious!
(And I think, also quite nutritious.)
Disclosure: This post is my entry into the Betta Living Vegetarian Competition, in partnership with Tots100

24 comments:

  1. Oh these look yummy...and not too difficult to make!

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  2. Oh my, these look so yummy. I am a huge lover of falafels and anything Greek xxxx

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  3. These look delicious , not something i would normally try though

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  4. Oh these look delicious. I love falafels

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  5. I've not tried falafels before but these look very tasty-and easy to make! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  6. This looks so good, I just had to pin it. Will be trying it soon.

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  7. I adore falafels. I have bookmarked this recipe as I will have a go at making them!

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  8. I love love love falafels and hummous x x

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  9. oh falafel and houmous are two of my favourite foods!

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  10. I've never tried making falafels before but they don't sound too difficult. Have pinned.

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  11. Oh this is making my tummy rumble. I have never had a falafel x

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  12. You need to bring some in June, they look AMAZING! I'm so hungry now...and I'm blaming you! Well done, it sounds delicious :)

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  13. I've never made falafels like that, must try! What a lovely meal :)

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  14. I've never made these before but it looks lovely x

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  15. I've never made my own hummus I ought to try it - thanks for the recipe.

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  16. Mmmm....I love trying new food and this looks and sounds scrumcious! Definitely something I'd like to try cooking and eating :-)
    Love Vicky
    http://www.aroundandupsidedown.co.uk/

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  17. Oh that looks delicious and easy to make - thanks

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  18. We do love falafels! This is one of these veggie dishes we could eat all the time

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  19. Oh yummy - must try and make these

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  20. I have never tried falafels but they look amazing and i would love to try them x

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  21. this looks great! just the type of food I LOVE! x

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  22. So excited that you've shared this recipe, I love falafel x

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