Ramadan Recipes: Baked Falafel

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 07 November 2023 Last update: Wednesday، 08 November 2023
Ramadan Recipes: Baked Falafel

Baked falafel is a delicious and healthier twist on the traditional favorite falafel. Unlike deep-fried falafel, this recipe keeps things light and satisfying, making it perfect for those looking for a guilt-free treat during Ramadan. Enjoy the same great taste with less mess and more nutrition!

  • Ingredients

    • 15 Minutes
    • 12 Serving
    • 80 Calories


3 cups cooked chickpeas, divided
1 cup fresh parsley, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
1 small red onion, roughly chopped, divided
1 cup fresh cilantro, divided
1½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1½ teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Salt, to taste
Olive oil, for drizzling

Tahini Sauce

1/2 cup tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup water
  • Method & Directions

    • 30 Minutes
  1. Blend
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Working in two batches, add half of the chickpeas, parsley, garlic, onion and cilantro to a food processor and blend until you are left with a paste that's not completely smooth but holds together when pinched. Place the mixture in a bowl and repeat the process with the other half of the ingredients.
  2. Fridge
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a small, dry skillet, add the cumin seeds and coriander seeds and toast until fragrant, then place them in a mortar and pestle and grind them until almost smooth. Place in the bowl with the ground chickpeas mixture along with the cayenne, lemon juice, flour, baking soda and salt, mix until well-combined, cover with plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge for about an hour.
  3. Prepare Oven
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Preheat your oven to 400°F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, drizzle with olive oil and set aside.
  4. Place in the Oven
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Form 2-inch patties (not too thin) out of the chilled mixture, place them on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle the tops with a touch more oil.
  5. Bake
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Bake for 15 minutes, flip and bake for another 15 minutes. Meanwhile, make the sauce.
  6. Prepare Tahini Sauce
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice and salt. The tahini will start to seize and get thick and dry (this is normal!), so start adding the water a little at a time and it will loosen back up to create a thick, pale gray sauce.
  7. Serve and Enjoy
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Either serve the falafels on a salad drizzled with the lemony tahini or piled in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 80
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