This recipe can be made with tinned or sprouted chickpeas and cooked in an air fryer or an oven.


300g sprouted chickpeas (or 2 x tins 400g chickpeas)
2-3 cloves garlic
Small onion, chopped
‘Handful’ of fresh herbs (eg coriander, parsley, wild garlic leaves)
Zest and juice from ½ lemon
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
½ teaspoon cumin, coriander, salt + (optional) pinch chilli flakes


Place all of the above ingredients in the food processor and ‘whizz’ until resembling a textured paste.

Chill mixture 4 – 5 hours, or overnight.

Heat oven/air fryer to 200℃.

Line baking tray/air fryer drawer(s) with baking parchment, and brush with oil.

Shape mixture into balls, then flattened into patty shapes.  Lay the falafels on a baking tray (or large chopping board) and brush with oil.

Place the falafels into the air fryer drawer/oven.  Cook for 10 – 15 mins until golden and cooked through.

Serve in pita bread with with salad and tahini dip. Or just with dip is good too!



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