Thursday, March 13, 2008

Greek Dinner - Falafels and Hummus

I made a full fledges Greek dinner the other night. Menu Included falafels, mini pitas, hummus, yogurt sauce, and mixed vegetable couscous and for toppings I had sliced red onions and lettuce.

Home made falafels from Mark Bitman's "How to cook Everything - vegetarian". He had a different version to use black eyed peas which is what I did. It's very simple. Soak black eyed peas for an hour and grind it with some onions, chili, ginger, cumin and coriander powder. Deep fry in oil as patties and your falafels are ready.

Yogurt sauce is made with home made yogurt with mint, cucumber and salt. Puree them all together and sauce is ready.

Saute your favorite veggies in olive oil. Cook couscous according to package directions. Mix them together and you have your veg. couscous.

For hummus, I simply pureed 1 can of chick peas with garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. I topped it with some paprika.

Edited to Add this: I was debating about whether to call it greek, middle eastern or lebanese. Wiki said falafels and hummus are Greek. Oh well, what's in a name. I had good food ;).

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not a greek cusine. Falafal, hummas, baba ghanosh etc are Lebonese or simply call as Mediterranean cusine.

Ketan said...
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Divya Vikram said...

I love greek food..I use to make hummus at home..Have to try falafel..Ur recipes sounds simple..

Pooja V said...

i just love hummus, pita n falafel.

Revathi said...

Sowjanya
Good to know you.. I am the opposite of you - Tamil Daughter and Telugu DIL - I am proud of both - It would be interesting to know how your food habits had to change/accomodate !

bee said...

blackeyed peas is a great variation. isn't this a also telugu treat called alasanda vada?

Sowjanya Yinti said...

Thanks Guys
Bee - you got mail :)

Revathy - Yes, I am planning to post on what you asked in my other blog.

Mansi Desai said...

I love falafel sandwich too:)

Uma said...

Sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

that is not greek at ALL