Classic vegan falafel is a great high protein, gluten-free appetizer. It is tasty, healthy, and easy to make. It can be made baked or fried. For a healthier version, we will bake it. You can enjoy this recipe with salads, sauces, or sandwiches. This dish is typically served in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.


This recipe requires simple kitchen ingredients and can be made in very less time. So, here is what you need-

  1. 1.5 bowl-soaked Chickpeas(you can use canned chickpeas also)
  2. 1 cup chopped coriander
  3. ½ cup chopped parsley
  4. ½ cup finely chopped onion
  5. 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  6. 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  7. 1 tbsp chickpea flour
  8. Water as needed
  9. 1 tsp baking soda
  10. 2 tsp cumin
  11. 1 tsp chili flakes
  12. ½ tsp pepper
  13. 1 tsp salt

Preparation method of Classic Vegan Falafel:

Soak the chickpeas in water for 7-8 hours.

Drain and rinse chickpeas and put them into a food processor or grinder.

Add coriander, parsley, onion, ginger garlic paste, sesame seeds, chickpea flour, baking soda, cumin, chili flakes, pepper, salt, and water and grind it and give it a mouldable dough-like texture.

Now, make small balls from the falafel mixture using your hands.

And for a healthier version of falafel, we will bake it instead of frying it.

Bake it at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

You can also use an air fryer for a healthier version.

Finally, your yummy and healthy classic vegan falafels are ready. You can eat them with salad and sauces.

Classic vegan falafel

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 15 falafel


  • Chickpeas are a great source of fiber and keep you full for a longer time. They also contain iron, phosphate, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin K. It makes your bones strong, supports heart health, and boosts immunity and fertility as well.
  • Other ingredients of falafel like parsley are rich in vitamin C, K, and A as well as iron, calcium, and magnesium.
  • Onions contain anti-cancerous properties.
  • And spices contain vitamin A and C, which boosts your immunity.

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