Hi there I'm going to a party tomorrow night, and I've decided to attempt making falafel (A while back it seemed I couldn't even have success with a packet job!), and I was wondering what kind of sauces people here use when they make it. I've had plain yoghurt with it before at a restaurant (I'm lacto-ovo vegetarian, and will be the only one at the party, so milk based product suggestions are fine) and I thought maybe a salsa would go with it? Any advice would be appeciated, as I'm really unsure of what to put with the falafel patties.
Hummus goes well with it. I like tahini, but some folks may not like tahini if they are not used to it. You can even dip it in Annie's "goddess" dressing. I have also had falafel with hot sauce. Also, a dill dip goes fine.
You could add hot sauce to the cucumber sauce too. I bet that would be really good! All in all, it's just an excuse to eat yummy falafel!
OT: My boss at work had her veg*n neice over to stay for the holidays. My boss came into work with two containers of 'weird food' as she called it and asked me if I wanted it. The weird food ended up being about 8 falafels and a package of firm tofu! I didn't have to bring dinner to work for a couple of days.
You gotta have that chilli sauce for a good falafel. Here's one, but tabasco will do.
Hot Sauce for Falafels
1 cup Vegetable broth
6 tablespoons Tomato paste
2 teaspoons Red chili paste
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley -- minced
1 tablespoon Cilantro -- minced
Combine all ingredients in a pot. Over a medium heat, simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
At my favourite falafel stand, they have a coriander sauce, red chilli sauce and a very spicy green sauce that I've never seen a recipe for. It's amazing.
They also have baked cauliflower, minced onion mixed with tomato sauce, pickle slices, olives, long pickled peppers, a couple of different salad mixes, including couscous and rice salads, fried eggplant slices and tahini sauce. You order a falafel, they hand it to you filled with balls, hummous and lettuce and then you spoon in anything you want on top of it all.
I like it stuffed in pita with garlic tahini sauce, hummus, tabbouli, bean salad/chickpeas, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. Oh and pickled onions. Guess who might make a trip to the falafel kitchen for dinner????