- Herby Falafel Balls with Yoghurty Dip
Herby Falafel Balls with Yoghurty Dip
Pig LOVES food he can dip dip dip and dunk dunk dunk and these delicious falafel balls are perfect for just that!
Florentine always ends up fishing his falafel out of the yoghurty dip though! Silly Pig.
This dish is a great one for sharing and lots of fun to make and eat too - happy dipping and dunking!
Florentine and Pig's recipes are designed with your children in mind. There are always plenty of tasks they can help you with in each recipe and they are always fun and exciting to eat too!
Cooking is a wonderful way to spend time and have fun with your children. Involving them in the process means they will take pride in the food they have made and will enjoy eating and sharing it even more.
To see this recipe being made in Florentine and Pig's cottage, go to www.florentineandpig.com
- 480g chickpeas , drained
- 1 lemon , juiced
- 2 handfuls fresh mint
- 1 handful fresh coriander
- 2 spring onions
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 100ml plain yogurt
Total time required
- Preparation time:
- Cooking time:
Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Chop the spring onions, mint and coriander.
- Put chickpeas, spring onions, lemon juice, 1 handful of mint and coriander into a blender and blitz. You want the mixture to be quite smooth but still with some lumps and bumps!
- In your hands, roll the mixture into 12 golf ball size balls. (Using a little flour if your mixture is too wet).
- Sprinkle the falafel balls with flour.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the falafel balls 6 at a time, turning them gently for about 6 mins or until golden brown.
- Place the golden balls on a lined baking tray and pop into your pre heated oven to warm through while you make the dip.
- For the dip: to make the dip simply mix your remaining handful of mint into the yoghurt. (Top tip - the longer you leave the dip in the fridge the mintier it will taste!)
- Take your falafel out of the oven, skewer each one with a cocktail stick and get dipping!
Recipe published with permission of Florentine and Pig.