These tasty Plant Based Falafel are super easy to make and are delicious served inside pitta bread. I’ve served them here with some houmous, black olives, grated carrot, yellow pepper, pomegranate seeds and I’ve sliced the pitta bread, so it’s more like a meze.

Plant Based Falafel

Prep Time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Serves 2


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed, then finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, can be frozen if you don't have fresh to hand (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, can be frozen if you don't have fresh to hand (finely chopped)
  • Half teaspoon cayenne pepper (Reduce to 1/4 teaspoon, if you don't like food that's spicy hot.)
  • Quarter teaspoon ground cumin
  • Quarter teaspoon ground coriander
  • Half teaspoon ground cardamon (If you're not keen on the flavour of cardamon, you can leave this out or reduce it to a quarter of teaspoon.)


  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix together. Try pulsing for 30-40 seconds until all the ingredients are finely chopped.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl, cover and put it into the fridge for one hour.
  3. Put flour on your hands (any will do), and form small balls with the mixture, you should get about eight.
  4. Place each ball on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and put into the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes turning half way through. If they're not looking as though they're cooked, keep in for another 10 minutes, turning half way through.
  5. Serve with pitta bread, olives, houmous and carrot.


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