Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Heart Falafel.


Falafel: heaven on a plate for most vegetarians. It's one of my favorite foods to eat, especially at middle eastern restaurants. There I get to indulge in these fried balls of chickpea perfection. At home though, I don't fry and instead bake them until golden brown. I like to serve them inside pita along with fresh tomato, lettuce and creamy garlic cucumber sauce (Vegenaise, lemon juice, garlic, cucumbers, salt, pepper, paprika, cilantro). So delicious and also cheap. I have ton of leftovers for tomorrow and possibly the next day.

8 comments:

Woobie is Vegan said...

this looks great! I love falafel too and we also bake it when at home. My only gripe is there always seems to be so many more leftovers than possible to eat!!

Oraphan said...

Oh Yum! I love falafel and yours looks really good and sounds yummy with garlic cucumber sauce and veggies, Mmm Mmm!!!

Jamie said...

Oh my god I love falafel. And yours look SO GOOD.
Would you share the recipe? Please?

Baby Sath said...

Is it hard to eat just that? I mean I haven't tried any of that yet coz i KNOW i will get hungry easily.

Laura Jill said...

Nom nom nom! And LOL @ Woobie--with falafel, for me, there are never too many leftovers for me to eat...of course, when I cook, my friends tend to show up and help me eat....

Mihl said...

That is a perfect falafel plate! Makes me very hungry.

kmouse said...

Jamie,
I always use Vegan w/ a Vengeance's recipe. The ingredients are listed here:
http://caloriecount.about.com/falafel-recipe-r101300
All you need to do is process all of the ingredients except for the olive oil. Then you shape the mixture into patties and fry them in the oil. Or you can forgo the oil and bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes flipping patties over halfway.

Baby Sath,
I'm curious, what is it that makes you think this won't fill you up? Give it a try sometime, you'll be happy to know that it's a very satisfying meal.

vegan.in.brighton said...

Yum! I love falafel too, yours looks super delicious.