Saturday, 20 August 2011

Falafel, pita bread, hummus - all home-made!!

One of my favourites! Takes a bit long but well worth it!

Pita bread:
2 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 and a quarter cups warm milk
4 and a half cups flour
1 tsp salt
half cup plain yogurt
1 egg lightly beaten
quarter cup water
1 tbsp olive oil

Combine the yeast, milk and sugar and leave in a warm place until frothy. Then combine with the rest of the ingredients and knead until elastic. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave until double in size.
When doubled divide into 8 balls, place on a floured baking sheet, cover and leave to rise again for about half an hour.
Roll the balls out on a floured surface, about half centimetre thick.

Place them on floured baking tray in a pre-heated oven (220 C) until golden.

About 200 gr dry chickpeas, soaked in water overnight
1 or 2 red onions, depending on your taste :)
bunch of parsley or coriander leaves
good pinch of turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
heaped tsp paprika
Put all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until fairly smooth.

Roll small balls from the mixture and place in the fridge for at least 30 mins.

Then shallow fry them in some oil until brown all over.

juice of 1 lemon
olive oil
about 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
1 garlic clove (or more if you prefer spicy)
fresh herbs of your choice
you can add a chili too if you like more spicy

Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Leave in the fridge until ready to serve, so the taste will develop.

Serve with loads of veg  (lettuce, grated carrot, white cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber etc.) and some sweet chili sauce!

No comments: