How to make falafel

Learn how to make BBC Good Food’s chickpea falafel recipe. We provide two ways to shape and cook the mix – as burgers or deep-fried mini balls.

Points to remember

  • Drain, rinse and dry the chickpeas really well before pulsing in a food processor.
  • Use your hands to shape into patties or balls. 
  • If deep frying, coat the falafel in a little flour to protect from the direct heat.
  • Cook until golden and piping hot.

Try this technique with our falafel burgers


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12th Feb, 2017
It really will come out much better if you use dried chickpeas instead of canned. Just make sure you've soaked them for 24 hours.