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Sunday 7 January 2024

Fantasy Veggie Dinner Guest - ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX

I've been making a lot of journeys lately, by coach and by train, which has made me consider travelling in general. It seems that every station shop has the same vegetarian option (which is, in fact, very tasty). I decided to put my own twist on it and cook it for one of the greatest travellers in the universe. 
Zaphod Beeblebrox, with his two heads and three arms, is possibly Douglas Adams' most impressive creation. Serve with a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.


Serves 4

First make the BEETROOT HOUMOUS (Recipe here.)
Then, make the FALAFEL

Heat 1tbsp olive oil in pan and fry 1 onion, finely chopped, until soft.
Tip into a food processor along with 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1tsp crushed garlic1tsp ground coriander1tsp ground cumin and 3tsp curry powder.
Add a handful of coriander leaves and stalks, 1tbsp plain flour and 1 egg, beaten.
Whizz together well.
Drop spoonfuls of mixture into another tbsp of hot oil and squash into patty shape with back of spoon.
Fry in batches until golden brown and firm, turning regularly. (Makes 12 falafel in total.)

To serve:
Set out 4 wraps.
Assemble all other fillings. I used some pickled cabbage, lettuce, chopped spring onion and caramelised onion chutney.
Spread on a generous amount of beetroot houmous.
Add the other fillings and place falafel on top.
Roll up and tuck the ends in. 
Cut in half.

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