Recipe: Falafel

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Recipe by Vegetables.co.nz, a not-for-profit organization

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup dry chickpeas
  • 1 slice wholegrain bread
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½-¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup chopped fresh coriander
  • ½ onion, peeled and diced
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp baking soda, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Cover chickpeas in plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight or for 6 hours. Drain thoroughly.
  2. In a food processor place chickpeas, bread, garlic, parsley, coriander, onion and spices. Blend well until a smooth paste is formed. At this point the mixture can be frozen for later use.
  3. Mix baking soda into the mixture just before cooking.
  4. Form mixture into walnut sized balls and flatten slightly.
  5. Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook falafel until browned on each side and cooked through.

Serve With

  • Pita bread and sliced lettuce
  • Hummus
  • Tahini sauce
  • Tabbouleh salad

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Total fat5.1g
– saturated fat0.5g
– sugars7.8g
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