Mensa at home: recipe for mango-falafel balls with chive dip

The Mensas are closed and you have no idea what you could cook? We will publish recipes from our Mensa one at a time for recooking at home.
Rezept für Mango-Falafel-Bällchen - Mensa Zuhause

Falafel is quite easy to make yourself. If you like it  fruity: some mango gives them a special touch. We suggest a fresh chives dip to go with it.


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  • 300 g dry chick peas  
  • 30 g parsley             
  • Juice from ¼ lemon
  • 12 g garlic                   
  • 12 g baking powder                  
  • 120 g mango (weight without stone)
  • Salt according to your taste
  • Dried chilies
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying (e.g. rapeseed oil)
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  • Soak the chickpeas in plenty of water overnight (about 16 hours). They must be covered with at least 10 cm of water.
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  • Chop or cut chickpeas, parsley, mango and garlic very finely with a knife. Alternatively you can use a mixer if you have one.
  • Season the paste and mix with the baking powder.
  • Now form small balls weighing about 15g and then deep-fry them in oil (approx. 175°C). The balls should be floating completely covered with the oil. Let them drip off on some kitchen roll.

Chives dip

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  • 18 g (1 small bunch) chives
  • 300 g soy yoghurt     
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • Salt, sugar, pepper according to taste
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  • Mix the soy yoghurt with chopped chives and season to taste with lemon, sugar, salt and pepper.

Good luck with recooking and bon appétit!

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