Falafel in pita is one of my favourite street food snacks, and I adore the flavour of the aromatic chickpea balls slathered in sauce and packed into a toasty pita bread with tons of crunchy salad. Here I have added beetroot to the mix and popped it onto toasted mini pitas with a spicy mayo and slaw. Just like they do it at Lefty’s, my favourite dive bar in Cape Town. They do other dive bar food like ribs and fried chicken on waffles, but their beetroot falafel is by far my best.
I grated the beetroot in my Breville Whizz Pro because who wants to grate beetroot by hand. It took me about 10 seconds to do. I then swapped out the grater attachment with the blades and added all the other ingredients. I had fried the onions before. I kept a third of the raw beetroot, and half a tin of chickpeas aside so that I could add it right at the end to give the falafel balls some texture. When everything was processed, I added the chickpeas and gave it a quick pulse. I then added the remaining beetroot and mixed it for a second and then removed the blade. A quick stir through by hand ensures that everything is incorporated. Continue Reading →