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Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

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Baked crispy falafel recipe, healthier and with less calories. Serve it with pita bread, lots of vegetables and tahini base sauce. Ideal for any time of the day
Servings 20 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 1/2 pound (250g) dry chickpeas
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cumin , grounded
  • 2 tsp coriander , grounded
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 or 3 tbsp  oil , for greasing


  • Put the chickpeas in a large bowl and cover with water. The chickpeas will grow in volume while soaking. Soak for 12 to 24 hours, I usually leave them overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F (200C).
  • Chop parsley or/and cilantro and onion and place in the bowl of your food processor.
  • Add garlic, flour and baking soda. Add spices salt and pepper. Process until everything is well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add chickpeas on the food processor’s bowl. Process until chickpeas are minced, not puree. You will probably need to scrape down the sides in the process.
  • Add the chickpeas to the herbs mixture and stir to combine well.
  • Grease a baking sheet with oil. Form balls and flatten them into thick patties.  Put the falafel on the baking sheet and brush with a bit of oil.
  • Bake for 10 minutes on one side and for about 10-15 minutes on the other side until golden.
  • Serve with pita bread, fresh vegetable and hummus or tahini sauce.



Serving: 1gCalories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 8.7gProtein: 2.5gFat: 2.1gSugar: 1.4g
Calories: 62kcal
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle East
Keyword: baked falafel, chickpeas patties, falafel, pita bread falafel, traditional falafel recipe