A traditional Middle Eastern dish that gets your taste buds salivating.
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Recipe from: 22 july 2010
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins


  • 2
    cans chickpeas
  • 1/2
    onion peeled and chopped
  • 2
  • 2-3
    green chillies
  • 1
    cumin seeds
  • 1
    coriander seeds
  • Fresh coriander
  • 2
  • 2
    baking powder
  • Falafel sides/fillings:
  • Pita bread
  • Hummus
  • Tzaiki
  • Pickled chillies
  • Roasted brinjal slices
  • Fried onion
  • Tomato salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Tahini paste
Servings: Change Serving


Wash and drain the chickpeas thoroughly.

Chop up the coriander.

With the food processor running blitz the onion, garlic and chillies until everything is finely chopped up.

Add the chickpeas and blitz coarsely (don't allow to the chickpeas to get too mushy a few whole bitz here and there are perfect).

Season well with the cumin and coriander, fresh salt and pepper.

Mix in the coriander.

Sift in the flour and baking powder.

Form into balls with your hands.

Fry in hot oil until crispy and golden.

Warm the pitas spread with hummus top with falafels and fillings of your choice.

Drizzle with tahini.

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