One of my new years resolutions was to eat more veggies this year, and as I am not planning to add just more salad in my diet I have to start testing new recipes. It is same time exiting and inspiring as I love testing new ideas and I feel that sometimes you are too much eating the same favorites week after week. So as hubby had to go back to Italy yesterday I decided to spend little time in the kitchen to take my mind off from the sad feelings.
I chose from the amazing VEGE! -cooking book few recipes I want to try and went to get all the ingredients for the upcoming week. The first recipe I decided to try was falafel and I have to say I have found a new favorite! It was the first time ever in my life I made these and also first time to eat these so I can`t make comparison, but i absolutely loved them. They were so easy to make, spicy enough and I could combine it with one of my favorites; tzatziki.
Falafel with tzatziki
- 250 g chick beans
- 1 tbs of cumin (juustokumina)
- 1 tbs of coriander
- 1 tbs paprika
- little pit chili
- 1 tsp salt
- half onion (chopped)
- 1 garlic clove (mashed)
- parsley (chopped)
- 2 tbs wheat flour
- 3 & 1/2 tbs olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves (mashed)
- 250g Turkish yogurt
- half a cucumber
FIRST mash dried chick beans (I used the ready cooked ones from a tin) and then add all other ingredients expect the olive oil.
WHEN you have mixed all the ingredients into a smooth mix add the olive oil and mix it up one more time.
HEAT the oven in to 200 C degrees and cover oven proofed dish with a little olive oil.
MAKE from the mix small balls and place them in to the dish.
BAKE falafels in the oven 30 minutes. It is good to turn them after 15 minutes.
When the falafels are in the oven you can make the tzatziki.
GRATE the cucumber and press some of the juice out so it is not making the tzatziki too wet.
ADD mashed garlic, salt and the yogurt. MIX it smooth.
I hope you liked the recipe, let`s have a wonderful new week!