Falafel and Tzatziki

A very simple but tasty falafel recipe served with a nice, refreshing tzatziki.

Falafel and Tzatziki
A delicious and simple falafel with a refreshing tzatziki dip flavoured with harissa.
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Ingredients
  1. Falafel
  2. 2 400g tins chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  3. 1 onion finely chopped
  4. 4 cloves garlic
  5. 3 tsp ground cumin
  6. 2 tsp ground coriander
  7. 2 tsp sea salt
  8. 1 bunch coriander
  9. 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  10. 40g plain flour
  11. black pepper
  12. olive oil
  13. olive oil spray
  14. Tzatziki
  15. 200ml natural yoghurt
  16. 150g cucumber (grated)
  17. 1 tbsp Harissa paste
  18. 1 clove garlic
  19. 2 tbsp fresh mint (finely chopped)
  20. salt and sugar (if required)
Falafel
  1. Heat oven to 230C (210C fan)
  2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. Cook for about 10 minutes until they soften and start to colour. Remove from heat.
  4. Put onions, chickpeas, spices, salt, herbs, flour and pepper into a food processor and pulse until mixture is fairly smooth but retaining some texture. Ensure it's all blended.
  5. Divide the mixture into blobs of the size and shape you want and place on the parchment.
  6. Spray with the oil spray - this will allow the outside to crisp up.
  7. Cook on the top shelf of oven for around 20 - 25 minutes, until they turn golden brown.
Tzatziki
  1. Put yoghurt into a bowl.
  2. Squeeze dry the grated cucumber and add to yoghurt along with garlic, mint, sale and sugar.
  3. Mix them all well.
  4. Once mixed, take the Harissa and mix it in leaving a marbled, raspberry-ripple type effect.
Finally
  1. Lower temp of oven to 200C (180C fan) and move falafel to bottom of oven for a further 20 - 25 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve with tzatziki.
Adapted from Tom Kerridge
Adapted from Tom Kerridge
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