Sunday, May 1

chickpea, lentil & yoghurt felafels

can i call these felafels when the ingredients are not completely authentic?  well felafel sounds better than balls in this circumstance i think...  i have been meaning to do something with the besan flour that i bought at my favourite indian shop & this is my creation.  they were tasty especially dunked into the hommus & coriander dip...although the besan flour does make "the balls" denser than a usual felafel!
chickpea, lentil & yoghurt felafels
ingredients - 2 cups besan flour, 3tbls of sesame seeds, drained/rinsed 1 tin of brown lentils, 1 cup natural yoghurt, 1tbls cumin powder, 1tbls coriander powder, 1tbls sea salt, plenty of cracked pepper, juice of 2 lemons, 3 crushed garlic gloves, 2 eggs whites whisked, chopped fresh coriander, 3 cups of canola oil/or veg oil...extra besan flour if the consistency is too wet...+ 1tpsn of chilli flakes (or leave out if making for the children).
prepare - mix together besan, sesame, lentils, yoghurt, cumin, coriander powder, salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic, chilli flakes - best with hands.  whisk whites & then fold them in + chopped fresh coriander.  i added a little more besan when it came to the rolling.  heat oil in saucepan & place rolled felafels gently in the sizzling oil, turn over browning both sides & then drain on kitchen paper.
great for park picnics, serve when guests arrive, eat for lunch in a wrap - actually do what you like!


7 comments:

Ann said...

that looks like a very delicious meat free snack!

Nature Bub said...

Yum! they look delicious. x

Trine Marie said...

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john@heneedsfood said...

Felafel sounds good enough for me. These would be perfect for a cocktail party

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Lovely party starter. Beautiful clicks.

gbf said...

thanks for your comments...they are tasty esp served piping hot straight from the sizzling oil. dayle

Wellies and Vogue said...

perfect for a party.. and my goodness SO yummy! totally want these today...