Showing posts with label falafels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label falafels. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sweet potato falafels in homemade pita bread

Falafels, I can never get them right ...until now .... 


1 sweet potato, medium size
250 gr cooked chickpeas
2 cloves of garlic
juice of half lemon
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric 
1 Tbsp tahini
salt and pepper 
sesame seeds

First, peel the sweet potato and cut it into chunks. Steam it for 20 minutes or until very soft. 
In a food processor place half of the chick peas, sweet potato, garlic, lemon juice, oil, tahini, spices and seasoning . Pulse until smooth then add the rest of the chickpeas and pulse once more but make sure the chickpeas is semi crushed .
Place the sesame seeds into a plate.
Using your hands ( preferably wet ) form patties and roll them into the sesame seeds.
Place them on a baking tray.
Repeat until all the mixture is gone.
Bake them on 180 C for 35 - 45 minutes. 

for the Pita breads you will need:

200 gr white flour
50 gr wholemeal flour
1 tsp dry yeast
half a tsp of salt
1 - Tbsp olive oil
180 ml water

Make the dough and leave it to rest for 45 minutes.
Divide the dough into 5 - 6 balls and roll each ball flat. 
Place a cereal bowl us side down on the top of the flat dough and cut around using a knife.
I know from practice that cutting the dough in this way will help it rais better in oven.
Place the rounds onto a baking tray and bake for 7 -8 minutes on 200 C.

Both falafels and pita breads freeze well. 

Serve the falafels with some yogurt and cucumber sauce as well as any fresh veggies you have...

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Vegan Winter Bliss Food

Are you vegan?? Do you want to be vegan?? You don't know how to start? I've got the answer!
Flirt with plant and clean food every now and then, you don't need to embrace it all in one go, make friend with food you never eat before, get connected with the nature in your own way, meditate, kiss the people you love more, dance and just be happy ........
I have read so many books about veganism but there is only one worth mentioning The Kind Diet 
and here is her blog packed with very useful info, real stories and tips 

Recipe for the falafels:

2 cups of semi cooked brown lentils
1 clove of garlic
juice of half lemon
lots of parsley
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp flour

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse it.
Using you hands make 12 falafels, place them in a baking tin and bake them on 180 C
for 20 minutes.
The recipe is from here

Recipe for the flax crackers:

120 gr white bread flour
40 gr wholewheat flour
40 gr rye flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp of sesame seeds
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp flax seeds 
150 ml water

First, place the flax seeds into a small cooking pot with 150 ml of cold water.
Cook them on medium heat for 5 minutes after they boiled.
Cool down the mixture before you add to the dry ingredients, add the oil and make a dough.
Wrap the dough with cling film and leave it to rest for 20 minutes on room temperature.
Roll the dough into a rectangle shape as tin as possible and cut it into a strips.
Prick them with fork and place them into a baking tray. 
Bake the crackers for 12-14 minutes on 200 C.
The recipe is from this blog


300 gr cooked chick peas
1 tbsp tahini 
2 -3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice of half lemon
salt and pepper 

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse it until smooth!
Spread it , dip into it, love it, it's full of well needed calcium.