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Homemade Falafel's & Lamb Pita Pockets with Cous Cous Salad

Homemade Falafel's & Lamb Pita Pockets with Cous Cous Salad

Before you look at this recipe and feel slightly overwhelmed, all of these ingredients are not necessary. You can choose to either have the falafels or the lamb and whatever you decide to add to your pita pockets is totally up to you. I just decided to do both because there is certain people in my life that cant seem to deal with the idea of no meat! and I think the cous cous salad is a delicious item in this dish, it is also very quick and easy.

Ingredients

FALAFEL

  • 1 1/2 Cups Dried Chickpeas, Soaked Overnight
  • 1 Cup Parsley, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Brown Onion, Finely Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Finely Diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. Flour

COUS COUS

  • 1 Cup Cous Cous
  • 2 Large Tomato's, Finely Diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Finely Diced
  • 1 Cup Parsley, Finely Diced

LAMB

  • Lamb Eye of Loin

OTHER INGREDIENTS

  • Pita Pockets, Cut in half
  • Houmus
  • Tatziki
  • Cos Lettuce, Finely Sliced

Cooking Method

FALAFEL'S

  1. Combine all of your ingredients for your falafel into a food processor, add salt and pepper and whiz up until nicely combine. Be sure not to go too far because you will end up with humus.
  2. In a frying pan, add a decent amount of vegetable oil and bring up to temperature. Roll your falafel mixture into balls and shallow fry until golden/ brown on both sides.

LAMB

  1. In another frying pan while your falafels are frying off, add oil and bring up to a medium/ high heat. Add your lamb and sear for 5 minutes each side.
  2. Leave to rest for 5-10 minutes and thinly slice, ready for your pita's

COUS COUS SALAD

  1. In a saucepan bring 1 1/4 cup water to the boil, add a dash of olive oil and salt. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and add 1 cup cous cous and place a lid on the saucepan and set aside.
  2. After 5-10 minutes add a tsp of butter to the cous cous and stir through with a fork, separating the grains.
  3. In a bowl, mix the cous cous, tomato, parsley, red onion and salt to taste.

PITA POCKETS/ PLATING UP

  1. Heat up your pita pockets in the oven/ microwave until nice and hot
  2. Fill up your pita's with your choice of favourite fillings and Enjoy!................Nom Nom

I absolutely LOVE fresh falafels, they smell so fragrant and are so soft and fluffy and packed with flavour when made fresh. It is so quick ad easy to make these from scratch and you can really taste the difference!

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