Falafel

Chickpea patties flavoured with middle eastern spices. Serve them with salads and pita bread or couscous and seasonal vegetables. Make your next meal meat free.

Falafel and salad
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 2+ hours
MEAL TYPE Dinner
TIME TO MAKE 2+ hours
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Watch our video to make the recipe

Method

  1. Cover the chickpeas in plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight
  2. Drain the chickpeas thoroughly
  3. In a food processor place the drained chickpeas and all other listed ingredients except the baking soda and oil
  4. Blend well until a smooth paste is formed
  5. At this point you can freeze the mixture for later use
  6. Mix baking soda into the mixture just before cooking
  7. Form the mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls and flatten slightly
  8. Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the falafel until browned on each side and cooked through 

Serve with

  • Pita bread
  • Hummus
  • Tahini sauce
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh salad  
  • 1 cup
    dry chickpeas
  • slice wholegrain bread
  • 2 cloves
    garlic
  • 2/3 cup
    parsley
  • 1/2 cup
    coriander
  • 1/2 
    onion, diced
  • pinch 
    chilli powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tbsp
    oil
Per serves
  • Energy
    658kJ
  • Protein
    7.2g
  • Total Fat
    5.1g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.5g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    11.7g
  • Sugars
    7.8g
  • Dietary Fibre
    7.0g
  • Sodium
    254mg