• 500 grams dried chickpeas, left overnight (water should be changed a couple of times)
  • 1 pinch fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch dried coriander
  • One head of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For accompanying sauce
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Glug of good olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • To serve
  • Pitta bread
  • Sliced pickles
  • Flat-leaf parsley
  • Hot sauce!


  1. You have to prepare the chickpeas overnight
  2. You need to put the mixture (chickpeas, garlic and spices) through a blender, or even better, a mincer
  3. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes in the fridge before shaping into balls and frying
  4. Fry at 160c for 2 minutes or until golden. Alternatively spray with oil and bake until golden
  5. Slice open pita breads, add a couple of balls of falafel, the tahini sauce, pickles and chilli and voila!