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Fabulous Falafels

Falafel balls are great as a snack, on their own or with hummus or tzatziki, add them to a snack platter, or pop them in a wrap or pita bread like we did. 

4 serves
45 minutes

You will need a blender or food processor for this recipe

If you don’t have one, you can also use a potato masher. For this option, make sure your ingredients are finely chopped and use the masher to mush everything together, when instructions suggest using a food processor. 


  • 1 x tin of chickpeas,  drained
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 x cloves of garlic, finely chopped 
  • A handful of fresh coriander,  finely chopped
  • 2 x teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 x heaped tablespoons of cake flour
  • Some salt & pepper to taste


  • Once all your ingredients are prepped as mentioned above, put all your ingredients in a food processor and pulse until its well mixed and looks like a coarse and rough consistency. 
  • Using your hands, make small balls from the mixture. Make sure you get the balls nice and dense so they don’t break down when you fry them. 
  • Preheat your stove top to max heat, pour some oil (canola or olive) into a pan and shallow fry until brown and golden.  

Thanks to © Ludwig van Tonder