Sweet Falafel with Chocolate and Tahini Yoghurt
Sweet Falafel with Chocolate and Tahini Yoghurt
Sweet Falafel with Chocolate and Tahini Yoghurt
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400 g tinned chickpeas drained
50 g dates
50 g pistachios,
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sumac
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 ½ tbsp gram flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 l vegetable oil
100 g caster sugar
50 g dark chocolate
2 lemons
200 g Greek yoghurt
25 g tahini
1 tsp sumac
50 g pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp honey
Fresh mint to serve
  1. Add chickpeas into a Compact Food Processor with Knife Blade attachment. De-stone the dates if necessary then add them to the processor along with the pistachios, sesame seeds, sumac, cinnamon, gram flour, sugar and a good pinch of salt. Blitz the mixture to a dry paste, transfer to a bowl ready to shape.
  2. Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place them into a small mixing bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time until melted. Finely grate the zest of the lemons into the cleaned out Food Processor, then add the yoghurt, melted chocolate and tahini. Use the Dual Whisk attachment to whisk them together until smooth.
  3. Pour the oil into a large saucepan, filling only 2/3rds of the way up and put it over a high heat. Preheat the oil to 180℃. Never leave the pan unattended. Line a tray with kitchen paper. Roll the falafel into golf-ball sized fritters and gently lower them into the hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until deep golden brown. Drain them on the lined tray and then toss in the caster sugar.
  4. Serve the falafel on top of the yoghurt and garnish with extra sumac, some pomegranate seeds, a drizzle of honey and sprigs of mint. Serves 4