Oven baked falafel


Guess what’s so special about this recipe? Yeah, it is completely oil free and is 100 percent healthy so no more guilty feeling of dumping evening snack. Enjoy as much as you like!!


Serves 3 to 4


  • 250g chickpeas (soaked overnight in water)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Parsley/coriander leaves
  • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup Corn flour/Plain flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • A required amount of salt


1. Rinse the soaked chickpeas in cold water and pressure cook over high heat for up to 4 to 5 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait for pressure to come down.

2. Open the cooker and drain the water and add in the chickpeas to the food processor along with garlic, coriander leaves, cumin, chilli powder, onion and salt. Blend it into course paste.

3. Now transfer it to a large bowl and add in flour and mix well together. Pre heat the oven to 200c.

4. Take a oven proof tray, cover it with aluminum foil and coat with some olive oil. Shape the chickpeas paste into small patties and arrange them on a tray.

5. Pop into oven and set the time for 12 minutes. Now drizzle some olive oil on each patties and let them cook for another 15 mins or so until it is crispy and golden brown in color.

6. Serve it with tahini sauce or hummus.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. I have never seen falafel prepared this way. Looks yummy!


    1. divinespice says:

      Thank you, Anna☺


  2. Neetha says:

    Lovely recipe! Falafels look great ..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    Interesting falafel recipe. I usually shallow fry them but I have tried baking them as well and they’re pretty good that way too. And I don’t cook my chickpeas. 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

    1. divinespice says:

      Thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment! Next time I shall try your idea and thanks for the tip ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  4. A_Boleyn says:

    I like the firmer texture of the soaked chickpeas. I did a lot of online reading on the chickpeas and decided on the more traditional raw version. I hope you like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sheeba says:

    So yummy and healthy. Definitely going to try this!!

    Liked by 1 person

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