falafel and friends

We had some friends from Stockholm over this weekend and decided to spend Sunday cooking and eating together. We made falafel and wrapped it up in thin soft bread (bought, not made) with a tomato salsa, vegetables and beautiful pink pickled turnip. as a side dish we made deep-fried cauliflower and onion. We were all happy with the result and so full we had to play some Dead or Alive on the xbox just to stay awake! This must be the best way to spend a Sunday...

We did not take notes on amounts and divided the shores so I haven't got exact instructions, just some guidelines to a perfect Sunday with falafel and friends.

[the secret to a perfect falafel might be to just relax and let the boys do the job...]


Soak chickpeas in water for at least 12 hours. Drain and grind with an immersion blender. Add garlic, parsley, salt, garam masala and curry. Grind some more. Form little balls and flatten lightly. Deep fry in oil and let drain before serving.

Tomato salsa

Chop fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion and a red chili. Fry in olive oil a couple of minutes and add tomato paste, some crushed canned tomatoes, salt and sugar. Boil for approximately 10 minutes.

Deep-fried cauliflower and onion

Slice the onion and break the cauliflower to small bouquets. Mix chickpea flour with a little water, salt and oregano to a thick paste. Dip the vegetables in the paste and deep fry in oil.

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