So for Dish 2, I came across this wonderful food blog the other day, and I saw a recipe for colorful falafel, basically falafel in different colors. Or different colors of falafel. Or whatever.
Here is the recipe source: http://golubkakitchen.com/2013/12/posts-2.html
And so I decided to challenge myself and make some. It was pretty time consuming, but really worth the effort. I also mega messed up one part of it, but since honesty is the best policy, I will write about that too. So here goes. . .
RANG BIRANGA FALAFEL (Colorful falafel)
What you need:
For the falafel:
1/2 cup almonds, made into almond meal by pulverizing the almonds in the mixie, or spending money on almond meal.
1 tablespoon flax seed powder, again made by powdering extremely organic flaxseeds
Here is a picture of both the powders together, how totally amazing.
3 tablespoons of tahini – I made my own black and white sesame seeds, (plus leftover watermelon seeds) tahini by combining one cup of the aforementioned (big word) seeds with 1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
I garlic clove, chopped
2 tablespoons each of olive oil and sugar (they said coconut sugar but I didnt have any)
Red chilli flakes and salt to taste
1/2 tablespoon cumin seed powder
1 cup grated sweet potato
1 cup grated beet
1 cup small spinach leaves
1 tablespoon flaxseed powder
1 and 1/4 cup chickpeas
For coating the falafel:
3 tablespoons of flax seed powder and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (black/white)
To eat: Iceberg lettuce sheets
What to do:
Blend all the falafel ingredients together except the beet, sweet potato and spinach.
Divide into three portions, and mix each portion with beet, sweet potato, and spinach SEPARATELY.
The recipe said (or what I understood of it said) to keep one portion already in the blender, and to add the spinach to it. We did this, and it became so liquidy that it couldnt be made into falafel balls. So I made it into sandwich spread instead 😀
For the other two portions, we combined them each with beet and sweet potato and then made them into balls. We coated them with the coating mix, and baked them in the oven for 15 minutes. (190 degrees celsius, preheated) If you look carefully, you can notice the falafel mix next to the grated sweet potato, and the coating mix too. 🙂
We then gobbled them up like there is no tomorrow and only two were left. Hmm.
Oooh, and also, you need to use the lettuce leaves to wrap them in, no need for pita wraps. Just dont use them ok.