Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Week 39- LUNCH/SUPPER IN UNDER 15 minutes
LUNCH/SUPPER IN UNDER 15 minutes
FALAFAL PITTA BREADS
Hi and welcome to the Vegetarian Kitchen. This week we are continuing our "fast food" recipes which are nutritious and very tasty. Falafel is used a lot in Middle Eastern cooking and is made from chick peas - a good meat substitute. These are easy to prepare and great food to eat in the garden or on the go. For speed, we suggest you use ready made Falafel balls or buy a packet mix to make your own. However, in case you want to make your own Flafel, there is our recipe at the end of this menu.
6 Pitta Breads
1 packet of ready made Falafel balls or
1 packet of Falafel mix to make your own
1 small tub Hummus
1 small red onion finely chopped
1 Packet of mixed salad leaves
4 sliced tomatoes
Fry the Falafel balls gently.
Cut the Pitta Breads in half and toast. Fill each half with 2 Falafel balls, a spoonful of Humus, tomato slices, salad leaves and chopped onion. You may add a trickle of olive oil if you wish.
For children, you could make Falafel Burgers instead of Pittas.
You may use salad cream or mayonnaise instead of humus.
Eat immediately. Delicious fast food.
RECIPE FOR FALAFEL
15oz can Chick Peas (drained)
1 small onion finely chopped
1 minced garlic
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 teaspoon Cumin
2 tablespoons flour
Mash chickpeas in a basin. Add all other ingredients. Mash by hand or put in food processor to form a thick paste.
Form into small b alls the size of a golf ball. Fry 2 or 5 minutes in about 3 inches of oil until golden brown.
Use immediately as in our Pitta recipe or store in fridge when cold in container.