Last Updated on January 21, 2021
Today I’m creating some easy vegan falafel. It’s all part of my new Veganuary regime where I’m making a big effort to increase the amount of plant-based foods in my diet. So I was so happy to discover this fabulous Falafel Kit from Kookaloney. It’s such a simple way to enjoy tasty Levantine food. The traditional cuisine of the Levant covers a large area of the Eastern Mediterranean, including Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Egypt and Cyprus. And it offers a cornucopia of exotic flavours, including plenty of vegetarian options.
The handy Falafel Kit is from an authentic recipe made in the traditional Middle Eastern way, all tweaked by Lebanese Master Chef Joe Barza. The kit takes just 20 minutes to prepare and there are no hidden nasties. Kookaloney kits are GMO free, contain no palm oil and are vegan-friendly. Love the packaging, too.
Each kit comes complete with the dried falafel mix to which you simply add water and leave to rest for 15 minutes. Then assemble your falafel in the clever little moulds supplied. It’s so easy and you’re left with perfectly shaped little falafels ready to cook.
Also included in each falafel kit are six flatbreads, Tarator sauce and pickled turnips. Simply add fresh tomatoes and parsley for the perfect wrap.
Once you’ve assembled your falafel it’s time to get frying. I chose to shallow fry – you can deep fry or oven bake if you’d prefer. Simply fry the patties for three minutes on each side until lightly browned.
When the falafel is cooked it’s time to assemble your flatbread. Spread with a tablespoon of Tarator sauce, top with the falafel, sliced tomato and chopped parsley. I also added a good dollop of hummus for an extra bite – and because I just really love hummus.
Fold the flatbread into an envelope and your little parcel of deliciousness is ready to go.
The Kookaloney Vegan Falafel Kit is available on Amazon from £6.50 per kit.