Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Making Falafel


Did I mention that everything here is expensive? Thanks a lot 12% tax! Anyways, I've been trying to cook a little more when I can find the time/energy to plan out a meal and not just resort to a bowl of cereal or pb&j (sorry Thomas!)

We've been exploring our neighborhood here and came across a Middle Eastern grocery store a few weeks ago that had falafel mix. I talked to the lady working in the store and it sounded easy enough to make so I thought I'd give it a try. For those of you that don't know, falafel is essentially ground chickpeas with spices that you form into balls and fry. You can eat them by themselves with tzatziki sauce or in a pita like a sandwich.

Falafel finished product

They were easy to make and turned out pretty good! We had them with all the toppings and tzatziki sauce which is made from yogurt, cucumber, oil, salt, garlic, lemon juice and spices. We love food from all over the world and I'm looking forward to trying my hand at some more ethnic dishes. Yum!

1 comment:

Jeni said...

I'm very impressed that you made falafel! Great job!