Falastin Cauliflower Fritters

Sorry, not sorry, to have to tell you about yet, another new cookbook.....how many do I need?

You will want this book, and to cook everything in it.

The book is called FALASTIN, by Sami Tamini & Tara Wigley. 
The major difference between his other cookbook JERUSALEM, co-written with Yotam Ottolenghi, is that this cookbook is focused solely on the cuisine of Palastine.

The more I get to know Middle Eastern food, the more I love it.

I brought these cumin cinnamon scented cauliflower fritters (same recipe for these fritters is in the Jerusalem cookbook) to a garden party and they were a big hit.

The recipe says they are good at room temperature, but I didn't love them served that way.  They are best just after being fried, in my opinion.

You can make the mint yogurt sauce, or just squeeze a lemon on top.....these are delish.   

Cauliflower Cumin Fritters (adapted by Falastin):

1 head of cauliflower, trimmed & cut into florets
1 cup flour1 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chile flakes
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt & pepper
sunflower or olive oil for frying
*save 3 tbsp of the cauliflower cooking water

Cook the cauliflower florets in boiling water for 4 minutes.  Drain, remember to save 3 tbsp of the cooking water, and transfer to a bowl and mash with a potato masher.

Add in the rest of the ingredients, with the reserved cooking water and mix together.

Form patties or golf ball size fritters and fry in the hot oil (recipe calls for 1 cup of cooking oil, but I used much less).

Cook 2 minutes on each side and drain on paper towels.
You can make a mint/dill yogurt sauce to dip, or just a squeeze of lemon is nice.


and for my loyal, longtime readers, I am giving away a copy of this wonderful book!   Just leave a comment.



Stacy S said…
I followed your blog years ago and somehow lost touch, I just recently stumbled upon your instagram and am so happy to be revisiting your beautiful recipes!! -(another Stacy;)
Jetta said…
YUM!!!! These remind me of my mother's Italian cauliflower fritters but with a different twist which I love and will definitely be making them this weekend. I do have the book Jerusalem and I absolutely adore it!! I follow you on Instagram and subscribe to your blog. You really have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and start cooking other cuisines around the world. Thank you so much!! Happy cooking, Stacey.😘
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France said…
I currently have a copy of Falastin from the library sitting on my table! So. Many. Good. Things. To. Try!
Kathy said…
I have a head of cauliflower just waiting for a new recipe! Looks like I have found a good one to try! Thank you �� I love your cauliflower/egg salad recipe! Yum!
Paula said…

Good morning Stacey,

Many thanks for sharing this cauliflower recipe. I look forward to tasting the combination of spices. I have followed you for a few years and I think you are amazing. I have made many of your delicious recipes.

Stay well and safe,

Amen Kahwajy said…
Just the idea I needed for my leftover tahini lemon sauce.
As always, thank you!
Stephanie said…
I think fried cauliflower is delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe.

I think this is one of those dishes where people should just stand by the stove prepared to eat the fritters as soon as they're done.

Lali said…
I can't wait to try these as I have cauliflower from my CSA. I have been lusting after Falastin and would love a copy. I have most of his other books.
Your blog is my go to when I have an ingredient and need some inspiration...thanks so much for continuing to post such wonderful recipes!!
Kathy & Tom said…
Hi Stacey, this looks delicious!
Thanks for always posting such great recipes, we have made many of them.
Love all your recipes ..
Always giving me new ideas.
Thank you for sharing
Nathalie B
Rose Blamey said…
Hi Stacey
I've been following you for years and can count on you for dinner ideas! I used to have to wait for your blog post to arrive in my inbox now it's so easy with instagram. Keep up the inspiring thing that you do. Love it!
mariav said…
Hi Stacey,
Love following you on Instagram! I look forward to your posts everyday. This recipe looks awesome and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your adventures! Maria
Carolyn Keller said…
I’m making these for dinner! Thanks for all the inspiration over the years! -Carolyn
Portia825 said…
Another wonderful recipe! Just yesterday, I made your lemon blueberry basil cake.
Anonymous said…
I only get your emails and I so miss reading all your recipes from over the years..
Thank you for healthy delicious ideas.
Lynnie said…
Can't wait to try this recipe! Looks like a winner, thanks for sharing!
cyclingrandma said…
Look yummy. I love Mid East food too. I think you meant to say you used "half the amount" of oil, not half the amount. Could these be baked? Would love the book.
Jeanne said…
I was thinking last night that I need new cookbook recommendations and thought about your blog. And boom - you delivered! I love all the Ottolenghi cookbooks so will have to give this new recommendation a go, as well as the cauliflower fritters. That's the one crop that's growing strong in the garden. Thanks so much!
Maris said…
You inspire me! I cook so many of the things you post!! I think cauliflower is so underrated! It’s so versatile and delish!
Joanne said…
Yay a new recipe!! Can't wait to try these as I make your corn fritters a lot and we all love them. I flipped through the book on Amazon and it looks like a great gift for the holidays.
Jennifer said…
How did you know I just bought cauliflower?

Probably the same way you knew I had too many figs a couple of months ago.

Whenever I need a new idea for what to make with X ingredient, I log on to StaceySnacks and voila!
karen said…
You can never have too many cookbooks! I am a total addict. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.
Unknown said…
Looks delicious and can't wait to try! Never too many cookbooks in my opinion!
Unknown said…
Love cauliflower and am always happy when you recommend a new book!
Unknown said…
Looks delicious! A new way to eat one of my favorites- can’t wait.
Katie C. said…
Those look good! So, I have to ask, which do you like better, these or zucchini fritters?
Anonymous said…
I just put this on hold at the library! I love his other cookbook.
Lisa Faley said…
Another one!!! Yes indeed, this looks like another one I will be getting. UGH Who am I kidding?! I LOVE cookbooks... they're art!
jimena said…
Delicious food! Making this pkusvthe rice with tomatoes.
jimena said…
Delicious food! Making this pkusvthe rice with tomatoes.
Alison V. said…
I've been following your blog for years. Your cherry cake gets baked in my house every year. There is a head of cauliflower in my kitchen that will be turned into fritters tomorrow!
Alison V. said…
This looks great! I used to make your broccoli bites for my grandsons. I'll be making these for dinner tonight.
Alison V.