Falafel with Hummus and Yogurt dip

June 10th 2014

Falafel with Hummus and Yogurt dip When I came across these recipes on Kayotic Kitchen‘s website, I just knew I had to try them. Normally I used to buy falafel at the grocery store and I wanted to try making it myself. Kay’s hummus and yogurt also seemed like the perfect companions for the falafel and they were.

You could make your own pita bread, but as these recipes were labour intensive enough, I just bought some.

For convenience I’ll list all the ingredients, for the recipes I advise you to take a look at Kay’s recipe with step by step photo’s. Or if you’re Dutch, you can read my the Dutch version of the recipe.

Falafel:
2 cups chickpeas (rinsed en soaked overnight)
1 medium onion
2 large garlic cloves
Bunch of flat leaf parsley
1½ tbsp all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
¼ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne
Extra’s:
Oil for deep frying
Pita bread
Vegetables like lettuce, sliced onion, cucumber, tomatoes, pickles

The falafel is made by grinding the chickpeas using a meat grinder. First using 8 mm plates and a second time using 4½ mm plates.

After everything is combined you fry the little falafel patties until crispy and golden. Next time I’m going to add a bit of a chili kick to the falafel mixture.

Falafel with Hummus and Yogurt dip

Simpel hummus:
14oz/400 gr can of chickpeas, rinsed
½ cup tahini
3 tbsp lemon juice
6 tbsp ice-cold water
1 garlic clove
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne
½ tsp salt
Extra virgin olive oil
Sweet paprika powder

A straight forward recipe. You could spice things up and also add extra ingredients like grilled red peppers or cooked broccoli.

Falafel with Hummus and Yogurt dip

Yogurt dip:
1 cup thick yogurt
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Chopped flat-leaf parsley
Black pepper

An awesome fresh and garlicky dip that works perfectly with just about anything.

Falafel with Hummus and Yogurt dip

We ate the falafel with the hummus and dip inside pita bread along with some sliced red onion, cucumber and sliced pickles. It would work just as well inside a wrap, as a burger or a meat free addition to a salad.

If you have an electric meat grinder it will speed up the process, but it worked just as well with our manual meat grinder.

I loved these recipes, on there own they would also work perfectly at a picnic or barbecue. Thanks Kay!

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