Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe

  • Ingredients

  • Method


  • 250g dried (medium) chickpeas

  • 100g split, dried fava beans

  • 1 onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 bunch parsley

  • ½ bunch coriander

  • ½ tsp cumin

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp falafel spices

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda


  • Soak the chickpeas and the beans overnight.

  • Drain and rinse them just before use.

  • Chop all ingredients (excluding the bicarb) in a food processor.

  • In a large bowl, add the bicarb to the mixture and combine well.

  • Leave to set into a paste for a few minutes.

  • Place some paste on top of a falafel machine, while holding down the lever, and remove excess paste (which can be returned to the mixture).

  • Release the lever, allowing the formed pattie to fall from the machine. Deep fry the patties in batches in very hot oil (180 C).

  • Rice bran or any other nut (peanut) or seed (canola) oil with which you are comfortable can be used in a large pot or, better still, a deep fryer – until golden brown. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

  • Serve the cooked patties with tahini dip  – on their own, with salad, or in wraps.

Shop products used in this recipe

Oasis medium dried chickpeas


Oasis faba beans split


Onions Brown


$3.59 per kg


$39.99 per kg
Oasis - Cumin Powder 100g




Oasis Tahini dip 225g


pita bread white 500g


Oasis - Garlic dip 225g


Oasis Tabouli salad 300g