Falafels recipe

108 ratings Rate
  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 65 calories / serving
  • Healthy
Add this recipe to your binder.
108361 HERO

Pre-heat the oven to 220°C. Heat 15ml of the sunflower oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat and sweat the onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.

Continue cooking for a further 2-3 minutes until they start to colour, add the spices and stir well, then transfer to a mixing bowl.

Add the chickpeas and mash using a potato masher until the chickpeas are broken down. Stir in the parsley and some seasoning, then add the beaten egg and mix well, using your hands. Take tablespoons of the mixture and mould into small balls using the palms of your hand. Roll in the flour, shaking off any excess.

Heat the remaining sunflower oil in a large frying pan over a moderate heat and brown the falafels all over. Transfer to a lined baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove and serve piled on a plate.

Email recipe details
Print recipe
  • Ingredients

  • 50ml sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • small handful of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g plain flour
  • salt
  • pepper
Shop ingredients
Ways to shop
Look out for this basket to buy recipe ingredients.
Find out more

  • Energy 274kj 65kcal 3%
  • Fat 3.2g 5%
  • Saturates 0.4g 2%
  • Sugars 0.9g 1%
  • Salt 0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.5g Protein 2.8g Fibre 1.6g


Text me the ingredients

Simply enter your mobile number below to receive the ingredients for this recipe by text

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.