Falafel is a Mediterranean snack that we have recreated with local Saskatchewan flair. This is hands down the most popular dish on our menu at Skye Cafe and Bistro. The addition of mustard definitely gives it a flavour profile that complements the delicate flavour of lentils and chickpeas.
This chickpea based dip is easy to prepare and delightfully delicious. Makes a very enjoyable snack.
Mustard seed, when popped in hot oil, release a sweet and nutty flavor akin to popcorn. But when ground and turned into a paste with hot water, the same seeds breathe pungent fire. Include the two techniques in the same recipe, and watch a brilliant balance of tastes, textures and colors come alive in every mouthful. Serve a bowl of this stew with crusty-warm slices of baguette or even steamed basmati rice for a quick weekday fare.
This versatile recipe can be made into smaller patties as an appetizer, using the mustard-yogurt sauce on the side as a dip. It can also be served on a plate with a green salad, or in a whole-wheat pita. Do not boil sweet potato as that will add excess moisture to patties.