Easy to make falafal

I’d been wanting to have a go at making falafal for ages but thought it was tricky to make. I came across this recipe and couldn’t believe how simple it is. On top that, it’s virtually fat free and vegan too!

Falafal makes a great snack for keeping in the fridge for a nibble or eating for lunch either with a salad or even on its own.


  • 250g frozen peas
  • 400g can of chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 6 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • salt & pepper


  1. Place the frozen peas in a heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water.
  2. Leave the peas to stand for a few mins then drain.
  3. Drain the chick peas and rinse.
  4. Place the peas, chick peas, harissa paste, half the chopped mint leaves and salt & pepper in a food processor.
  5. Pulse the mix until everything is combined.
  6. Place a sheet of baking parchment onto a baking tray or line an oven proof dish.
  7. Spoon out the mix and loosely mold into balls and place on the baking parchment. You should be able to get between 15-18 falafal balls depending on size.
  8. Place in the fridge for 30 mins.
  9. Preheat the oven to 190c/gas mark 5.
  10. Spray the falafal balls lightly with Frylight.
  11. Bake in the oven for 15 mins until crisp.


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