Make these carrot falafel with tahini yogurt dipping sauce to serve as a shared plate or for a vegetarian lunch. Delicious and so easy!
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Carrot falafel with tahini yogurt dipping sauce

Make these carrot falafel with tahini yogurt dipping sauce to serve as a shared plate or for a vegetarian lunch. Delicious and so easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Servings: 30
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Ingredients

  • 400 g | 14oz chickeas from 2 tins, drained and rinsed
  • 200 g | 7oz grated carrots about 2 medium
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • a few drops Tabasco
  • 60 g | 2oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander cilantro leaves
  • 300 g | 2 cups panco breadcrumbs divided
  • sunflower oil to fry

For the tahini yogurt dipping sauce

  • 200 g | 7oz Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Put the chickpeas, carrots, onion, garlic, egg, lemon juice and zest, Tabasco, flour, salt, baking powder, cumin and coriander in a food processor and blend until the ingredients just come together.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in 150g (1 cup) of the breadcrumbs.
  • Form into balls, about 1 tablespoon of mixture each.
  • Add the remaining breadcrumbs into a shallow bowl and roll the falafel in the panco to coat.
  • Fill a large pot about halfway with sunflower oil and heat to 180C (350F) - best check the temperature with a digital thermometer.
  • Fry the falafel, in batches, until crisp and golden about 2 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • Put all the ingredients for the dipping sauce into a small bowl and stir until combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  • Serve the falafel with the dipping sauce on the side as a sharing plate or with a crisp green salad as a main.