Flavourful Falafel

Yesterday we had just come back from a great holiday in Norfolk and the fridge was almost empty so my came up the idea of having falafel for lunch. I was surprised how easy and quick they were to make.  


  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 small, finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 400g can chickpeas, washed (to get the salt off) and drained
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander (or use more cumin)
  • handful of chopped parsley or 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 egg 

  • Method

  • Fry the onions and garlic on a low heat (warning, this stings a lot.)


  • Put the onions, chickpeas and spices into the blender and blend. 

  • Blend in the dried herbs and egg.

  • Squish the mixture into 4-6 small patties.
  • Fry for about 2 minuets on each side until golden brown and firm.

  • Enjoy in a wrap or pitta with a bit of salad.


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