5-ingredient falafel

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:10 mins
  • Plus at least 12 hrs soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 4-5 (makes 20)

Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned

Nutrient Unit
kcal 175
fat 9g
saturates 1g
carbs 14g
sugars 2g
fibre 4g
protein 6g
salt 0.1g


  • 125g dried chickpeas
  • ½large onion , roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , crushed
  • ½ tbsp ground coriander
  • 200ml olive oil


  • STEP 1

Soak the chickpeas for 12-24 hrs in at least double the volume of water. Drain, then put in a blender with the onion, garlic and ground coriander and a good sprinkling of sea salt and pepper. Blitz, scrape down the sides, then blitz again until you have a grainy paste.

  • STEP 2

Scoop up tablespoon-sized balls and flatten them slightly so you have an oval-shaped pebble. Shallow fry in about ½ a cm of oil. They should take about 3-4 mins to go golden brown and crisp on each side. Remove and leave to rest on kitchen paper. Serve in our ultimate falafel wraps.

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