Recipe: Vegan Falafel Balls


These chickpea balls are a classic vegan dish made with middle eastern flavours and are spot on for a packed lunch or picnic. The majority of the ingredients come from your store cupboard so you can make them whenever you want, without the need to buy


Falafel Mixture

  • 400 g chickpeas, drained
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 glug sesame oil
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbsp plain flour

To Serve

  • 4 toasted pitta breads
  • 1 dip to share
prep the veg

Step 1

Prep The Veg

Peel and roughly dice the red onion. Hack up the coriander and parsley. Chop or grate the peeled garlic.

blitz ingredients

Step 2

Blitz Ingredients

Chuck all the ingredients in a food processor (or finely chop everything and mash together) and blitz until it forms a lumpy mix, season with salt and pepper to your taste preference.

roll falafel balls

Step 3

Roll Falafel Balls

Roll mix into small balls just smaller than a golf ball… use slightly wet hands to avoid getting messy.

cook falafel

Step 4

Cook Falafel

Fry in a hot pan with oil until crispy on the outside and hot right the through.

 serve with pitta

Step 5

Serve With Pitta

Put a cocktail stick in each ball and serve with dips, toasted pitta breads and grilled haloumi cheese. Serves 4

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