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Make Your Own Falafels

Make Your Own Falafels

Falafel Recipe

I had never tried a falafel until I went vegan (blasphemy, I know!), and that means I have 20 years of falafel-less life to make up for!

One of the main things I love about them; aside from their delicious taste and fluffy texture; is that they are just SO versatile. I put them with pasta or salads, or just eat them on their own or with hummus! I reached a point where I was tired of paying a fortune for a pack of 6 in the supermarket, so I decided to play around and see if I could make my own.

After a few attempts and a couple more disasters, I’ve finally perfected my falafel recipe and it’s ready to share with you all!

For a spicier falafel, you can just add a little bit of chilli powder, but be careful not to cover up all those delicious flavours. If you do make any changes, let us know in the comments below!

Vegan Falafels

May 11, 2018
: 20
: 20 min
: 15 min
: 35 min
: Easy


  • 1 cup chickpeas (must be from a tin, drained)
  • 1 tablespoons of dried coriander
  • 1/2 large white onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried pepper
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 5 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • Step 1 Place your chickpeas, onion, parsley, pepper, garlic and cumin into a food processor and blend until combined but not puréed.
  • Step 2 Add your baking powder and flour and pulse until your mix forms a ball and is no longer sticky. You can add a bit more flour if you need to!
  • Step 3 Move your mix into a bowl and then leave in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  • Step 4 Form your mix into small falafel-sized balls, and then heat your oil (you’ll need about 3-4 inches of oil).
  • Step 5 Only cook a few at a time, and if they’re falling apart at all, smoosh your uncooked ones back together and add a bit more flour to your mix
  • Step 6 Cook until they’re a nice golden brown colour, and then leave to drain on a clean kitchen towel.



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