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Falafel with Tstatsiki

Great in a pitta bread for a healthy, filling lunch.
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  1. 1

    Drain chickpeas and dry with kitchen roll.

  2. 2

    Place all the falafel ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fine and sticky.

  3. 3

    With damp hands lightly form the mixture into walnut sized balls – avoid squeezing. Lightly coat in gram flour.

  4. 4

    Heat oil in a wok then fry the falafel a few at a time for 2-3 minutes until dark golden brown.

  5. 5

    Mix the tsatsiki ingredients together in a bowl.

  6. 6

    Drain well on kitchen roll and serve with salad and tsatsiki in hot pitta bread.


  • 110g dry chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 50g onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 dusting gram flour
  • 10ml groundnut oil
  • 150ml natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 4 pitta bread, to serve

Serves 4

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Recipe published with permission from the Vegetarian Society.


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