When I studied abroad in London, fall semester of my junior year, one of my favorite things to do for a treat was to travel to Leicester Square and visit the falafel cart – you know, one of those street carts that sell deliciousness.
I had never had falafel before and I was in loooove. 3-4 falafel balls, wrapped in a warm pita, tucked inside of some lettuce and tomato, with a spicy and cool sauce on top. To.Die.For.
And, since London, I haven’t had falafel. Sad.
But, the other night, falafel was victoriously made based on a combination of these 2 recipes:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Seans-Falafel-and-Cucumber-Sauce/Detail.aspx – This falafel recipe with less spices
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/round-2-recipe–baked-falafel-with-yogurt-sauce-recipe/index.html – This yogurt dip recipe because mama likes her sauces spicy.
It resulted in this:
This was a delicious homerun. Many tasty falafel balls and a thick sauce with a hint of heat.
My tummy was happy. Now if only I were in Leicester Square…
– Sarah #2