• Makes 10
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 9 Ingredients


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


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.

  • I love Arabic food and these are a great snack.


  • A lovely meat free option that i think the kids and adults would like.


  • I’m keen to try this I have only used a packet mix before


  • I love falafels so finding this recipe means that I can make them whenever I want as they are so easy.


  • Will have to try these, thanks


  • Yum i love falafel great recipe too


  • These are amazing. Will be trying these soon


  • My recipe is the same but it added 10 cloves of garlic in it – and it was still yummy. The parsley cancels out any garlic breath if you are wondering.


  • We love chick peas, roasted chick peas, chick pea flour and falafels !


  • Sounds like an interesting recipe. I just need to get the measurements of ingredients spot on and it should work out well.


  • With the exception of the eggs none of the ingredients need to be kept in the fridge prior to use. If you have a gas or wood stove you can cook these for a hot meal in cold windy weather if you want to if the power goes off.


  • Always a great option for families like mine who don’t eat meat.


  • This is an easy recipe to make, others have been so complicated. will try with the canned ones first as I have these and then get the dried ones.


  • It is difficult to find a decent falafel recipe but this one is great. So healthy and tastes good. The best combination.


  • Never actually realised how simple they are to make! Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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