Crispy Baked Falafel; by Hungry Paprikas

This weekend's simple, flavorful, and crispy Falafel recipe is insanely delicious! The popular Middle Eastern dish is quick & easy to make and is traditionally served in warm pita bread.

The talented Amina, founder of Hungry Paprikas, has come up with the perfect Falafel recipe that does not require any frying! All you need is a few simple ingredients, an oven, and your outstanding cooking talents. 

Crispy baked falafel patties on a plate, garnished with lemon slices and cilantro leaves.



  • 4¬†cups¬†of chickpeas after soaking overnight¬†equivalent to approx. 2.5 cups of dry chickpeas before soaking
  • 2¬†cups¬†parsley¬†packed
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup¬†cilantro¬†packed
  • ¬ĺ¬†onion¬†quartered
  • 6¬†garlic cloves
  • 1.5¬†tsp¬†salt
  • 1.5¬†tsp¬†cumin
  • 1¬†tsp¬†baking soda
  • ¬Ĺ¬†tsp¬†black pepper
  • 3¬†tbsp¬†Hi√ß Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil¬†in mixture
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup Hi√ß Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil¬†to bake¬†Falafel


  1. Add the onion and garlic to a food processor and process for a minute
  2. Next add the chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, baking soda and all the spices and process for a few minutes until well combined and mixture holds together
  3. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour
  4. Add the ¬Ĺ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil on a baking sheet and spread evenly
  5. Form the Falafel patties ensuring they are not too thin (approx ¬Ĺ - ¬ĺ inch thick) and place on the baking sheet
  6. Bake at 375F for 25 mins, then flip Falafel and rotate pan, and bake for a further 20-25 mins until golden brown
  7. Enjoy! 


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