Oven Baked Falafel

I love having the kind of meal where we all dig in to various bowls and pots on the table, creating our own mix of favourites on our plates, I find it is a good way of persuading Syd to try a few different things and it makes for a really social supper. My eldest was back briefly from Uni the last couple of days, (she has now swanned off on holiday before returning properly next week), so I wanted to have a meal that all 5 of us would sit down and enjoy together – Greek food is great for this, and this time I decided to make my own oven baked falafel.

 

oven baked falafel

 

We ate our’s with flatbreads, salad, houmous, sweet potato fries and a selection of sauces – sweet chilli for the adults, mayo for the teen and ketchup for the boys. It made for a delicious meal on a hot day, and it is always a bonus as a Mum to find something that everyone will eat, rather than having to cook more than one meal!

 

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Oven Baked Falafel
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 medium egg - beaten
  • Olive oil for frying and brushing
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Fry the onions and garlic in a little olive oil until soft.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and add into a bowl with the cooked onions. Mash the chickpeas and onions together, don't worry if there are a few bigger bits. (A potato masher or fork will both work)
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste, then mix through the beaten egg.
  4. Divide the mix into 12 and pop each portion into a greased jam tart tin.
  5. Leave to chill for half an hour.
  6. Brush the top with oil, then pop into an oven pre-heated to 200 degrees for approx 25 mins until golden and crispy on top.
 

oven baked falafels

 

I used a small jam tart tin for mine, and it gave them a nice shape which fitted better in a flatbread than the traditional round ones – but if you don’t have one just shape into balls and cook on a greased baking sheet. You can also vary the ingredients used – the above is very basic – they are also good with a little lemon zest and fresh coriander or some chilli flakes and a squirt of tomato sauce – just add in at the mixing stage.

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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10 Comments

  1. May 17, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I love falafel but I’d never thought of making them in the oven. These look delicious!

  2. May 17, 2016 / 10:48 am

    My mum love falafel more then me. I should show her the recipe. xx

  3. May 17, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    These look so good – definitely one to try and pin xx

  4. May 17, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    We love falafel ivd never made it in the oven though.

  5. May 17, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    This meal looks really delicious, I not tried oven baked falafel before but seems like a good meal. Any meal with family is the best

  6. May 17, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I absolutely love Falafel and this looks and sounds just lovely, ive never tried to make my own x

  7. May 18, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    That looks different but really delicious. Not tried this before

  8. May 21, 2016 / 6:14 am

    Falafel is delicious but I’ve never made it myself. There’s no harm in trying and your recipe looks delicious

  9. May 21, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I have never tried falafel – but it looks delicious. I definitely want to try it. Kaz x

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