Easy Baked Falaffel

Homemade falafels (herbed and spicy chickpea balls, one broken open) on a plate with Egyptian flat bread, lemon slices, tomato, cucumber and a tahina sauce.
AuthorDerek RatcliffeCategory, DifficultyBeginner

This is a delicious, protein packed option to add atop any salad, in a pita, or even just by itself. Tons of flavour, and super versatile, plus, the baking instead of frying leaves them nice and crispy without any extra fat.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins
 2 cups chick peas - soaked over night - not from a can
 1 cup parsley - no stems
 1 clove garlic
 1 small onion
 2 tablespoons tahina paste
 2 pinches salt and pepper
1

Soak chickpeas in lots of cold water the night before

2
3

Rough chop and add to blender – onion, parsley, garlic

4

Add peas, salt and pepper, tahina and pulse until all chopped up into little bits, add more tahini if the mixture seems dry

5

Be sure to taste before cooking because now is the time to get the flavour right.

6
7

Grease and heat a cast iron skillet in a 400 degree oven for 10 min, press the falaffel mix into it and bake until golden at the top. approx 10 min.

8
9

Serve with your favourites – pita, baba ganouj, hummus, fried eggplant, cucumbers, yoghurt, this raita recipe is great too

Ingredients

 2 cups chick peas - soaked over night - not from a can
 1 cup parsley - no stems
 1 clove garlic
 1 small onion
 2 tablespoons tahina paste
 2 pinches salt and pepper

Directions

1

Soak chickpeas in lots of cold water the night before

2
3

Rough chop and add to blender – onion, parsley, garlic

4

Add peas, salt and pepper, tahina and pulse until all chopped up into little bits, add more tahini if the mixture seems dry

5

Be sure to taste before cooking because now is the time to get the flavour right.

6
7

Grease and heat a cast iron skillet in a 400 degree oven for 10 min, press the falaffel mix into it and bake until golden at the top. approx 10 min.

8
9

Serve with your favourites – pita, baba ganouj, hummus, fried eggplant, cucumbers, yoghurt, this raita recipe is great too

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