Wraps with baked falafel and yoghurt-garlic sauce

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I’m a BIG sucker for falafel. I love those spicy, crunchy little patties… Especially with a good dot of garlic sauce!

Here in Belgium, we eat falafel as an alternative for kebabs or durums but I haven’t got a clue if this is the case in other countries too…

Today was the first time I made my own falafel, exciting! I chose a recipe for baked falafel to keep it healthy (normally falafel is fried) and to stay in that line, I also made a garlic sauce based on yoghurt instead of mayonaise. I served the falafel in wraps, with some iceberg lettuce, cucumber and chopped up onions.

It’s pretty easy, you just blend all the ingredients together in a kitchen robot (or in a bowl with a mixer, as the poor girl I am, haha).
The ingredients aren’t too exotic either… You can find ground coriander and cumin in practically any Turkish or Moroccan store, we have a lot of those here in Ghent. But I guess you’ll also find them in the bigger supermarkets.

Falafel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients (for 2 people)

Patties

  • 1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • olive oil (for brushing)

Sauce

  • 125g plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 Tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 garlic clove (or more), finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Extra

  • 4 wheat tortillas
  • some iceberg lettuce, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Combine all the ingredients in a kitchen robot and pulse until blended, or put the ingredients in a bowl and blend with a mixer.
  • Taste the falafel mixture, and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  • Shape into 8 equal sized patties.
  • Place the patties on a greased baking sheet (I use a teflon baking sheet liner) and brush each with some olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until browned and crispy on the outside.
  • Meanwhile, make the yoghurt-garlic sauce: just combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. Put aside in the fridge.
  • When the patties are ready, heat the tortillas in the microwave (30 sec) or in a pan. This way they’ll be easier to handle.
  • Fill the tortillas (in a rectangular shape along the bottom 1/3 of the tortilla) with 2 patties, some iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices and chopped up onion. Then drizzle the yoghurt-garlic sauce over the filling.
  • Now roll the wraps. You can find some illustrated directions on Man Tested Recipes

source: – Falafel adapted from Hungry Foodies Pharmacy
                – Yoghurt-garlic sauce adapted from Libelle Lekker!

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