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Falafel With Sweet Potato Chips

Falafel With Sweet Potato Chips

Rating
3.55rating out of 5

(257 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

'Falafel' are savoury Middle Eastern cakes made from chickpeas and spices. Typically they are deep fried. Our healthier version is baked and served with a vibrant carrot and cucumber salad, yoghurt, nigella seeds and some sweet potato fries. A vegetarian feast!

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
Cornflour
1 tbsp cornflour
fresh-parsley
10g fresh parsley
cucumber
1/2 cucumber
Tahini
2 tbsp tahini paste †
Natural-yoghurt
120g organic natural yoghurt †
nigella seeds 2
1 tsp black nigella seeds
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
ground-cumin
1 tsp ground cumin seeds
sweet-potato
300g sweet potatoes
Chickpeas
1 tin of chickpeas
Carrot
100g carrots
You Will Need
Food processor, flour, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 10g parsley
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp tahini<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g natural yoghurt<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 300g sweet potatoes
  • 1 can of chickpeas (400g)
  • 1 carrot
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 460 kJ
109 kcal
2370 kJ
562 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3.7 g
0.8 g
18.9 g
4.1 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
15.3 g
3.3 g
78.6 g
17.2 g
Fibre 2.1 g 10.6 g
Protein 4 g 20.7 g
Salt 0.09 g 0.44 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
10g parsley
flat parley (100%)
1/2 cucumber
cucumber
2 tbsp tahini
sesame
120g natural yoghurt
milk
1 tsp nigella seeds
nigella seeds
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
300g sweet potatoes
1 can of chickpeas (400g)
chickpeas, water, salt, ascorbic acid
1 carrot
carrot
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sesame, milk, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Falafel With Sweet Potato Chips

Preheat the oven to 240°C/ 220°C (fan)/ 475°F/ Gas 9

Cut the sweet potatoes (skin on) into chips 

Add the chips to a large bowl with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] vegetable oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly

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Add the cornflour to the bowl and toss to coat them evenly

Add the chips to a baking tray, skin-side down (use tin foil to avoid mess!)

Put the tray in the oven for 30-35 min or until the chips are tender and starting to crisp

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Meanwhile, peel and chop the garlic roughly

Chop the parsley roughly, including the stalks

Drain and discard a little liquid from the chickpeas

4 Falafel With Sweet Potato Chips

Add the chickpeas (and remaining liquid) to a food processor with the garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, tahini, cumin, 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] flour and a generous pinch of salt and pepper

Blitz until smooth, scraping down the sides of the mixer midway - this is your falafel batter

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Heat a wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the falafel batter to the pan, one large spoonful at a time, making 6 [12] even portions (work in batches if your pan isn't big enough)

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Cook your falafel for 8-10 min turning half-way through (you may need more oil at this point)

Tip: gently press with a spatula after turning to flatten out and help cook evenly

Cook until golden brown on each side

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Meanwhile, peel, top and tail the carrot[s]

Continue to peel lengths off the carrot until you end up with a pile of carrot 'ribbons'

Peel the cucumber[s] the same way, discarding the seedy inner core

Mix the ribbons together

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Serve the falafel and the sweet potatoes with the ribbon salad to the side

Top your salad with the yoghurt and garnish with nigella seeds

Enjoy!

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