This is a wonderful recipe for some healthy vegetable protein. Vegans can omit the egg and use more oil to help the mixture bind together. Great hot or cold and suitable for kids lunchboxes for something different.

Ingredients (makes 10 small falafel balls)

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tbl dried coriander
  • 1 tbl cumin
  • 1 cup dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 1/3 cup plain flour


  1. Soak chickpeas overnight, cook and leave to cool then process into a crumb like texture.
  2. Chop onion and add to the crumbed chickpeas together with coriander, cumin, tumeric and parsley stirring until combined
  3. Add egg and oil and mix with spoon until mixture comes together, adding flour as necessary to create a firm texture that can be molded into a ball
  4. Divide mixture and form into about 10 small balls placing on baking tray
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 180C or until lightly crisp on outside

Notes... If you prefer tinned chickpeas you would probably need about 2 cans or 800gm but 1 cup of dried chickpeas expands to make the dish.

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  • I love falafel and I have never thought to make my own. Yum!


  • For years I’ve bought a felafel souvlaki from the local takeaway. I’m thrilled to find a yummy felafel recipe so now I can make my own


  • Has anyone substituted the coriander for a different herb?


  • Looks yummy


  • I have only had Falafel once, your recipe is so simple, even I can make them. Ta for sharing!


  • Yum I love felaffels! So good in a wrap


  • never had these but I will give it a go


  • wooowwww i love falafel balls… so healthy and so tasty. Must try!


  • These look so yummy and healthy. Will definitely make them.


  • We just made these and my kids loved them and kept asking for more
    Seriously yumm and easy to make


  • This looks very interesting.


  • Lovely recipe. My son only just recently asked when we were having falafels again. May have to use this recipe.


  • Yum, these sound tasty and look fairly easy to prepare!


  • Yum, something for me to try!


  • Fabulous falafel balls – so yummy.

    • I love to eat falafel balls with fluffy saffron rice and an enormous salad.


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