Healthy Oven-Baked Falafels

Healthy Oven-Baked Falafels

Healthy, light, oven-baked, not fried

Cindy Lam  Cindy Lam  on 2 Apr '15

Servings: 3-4 persons

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients for falafel: 

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 bunch fresh parsley

1 bunch fresh coriander

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp baking powder

4-5 tbsp flour 

3 garlic cloves

1/2 small red onion

extra-virgin olive oil


1) Preheat the oven at 180-200ΒΊC.  

2) In a food processor, add chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, and coriander.  Blend for half a minute to retain some raw texture.  Add flour and baking powder.  Season.  

3) Preheat a frying pan with a little oil on medium low heat, use a tablespoon full of chickpea mixture to make a falafel ball.  Pan-fry each side for about 1-2 minutes before baking.  Transfer the falafels to a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil, bake the falafels for about 15-20 minutes.  

Cindy Lam

Cindy Lam

I am here to promote a vegetarian home cooking culture.

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