Baked Falafel Balls

READY IN: 20hrs 50mins
Recipe by Geema

You will love these little falafel balls that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside...without frying in oil! Serve in a pita with your favorite cucumber sauce.

Top Review by Chef Pollo

These were yummy! Bit of a disaster trying to stuff the pitas, but the flavor of the falafels was soft and smooth. We had hummus, tzatizki (sp?), pickles, toms and cukes. I think next time I will put them in a wrap. I used step 4, but added 1/2 tbsp more oil and baked at 425 for 25- 28 mins. Thanks!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from the heat.
  2. Mix in the bulgur.
  3. Cover well and allow the wheat to sit until all the water is absorbed -- about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a small pan and saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until the onion is just transparent.
  5. Add red chili flakes, cumin, and coriander and saute for 1 more minute.
  6. Combine the chickpeas and bulgur in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, bread crumbs, cilantro, parsley and salt and process until just mixed, and has a pleasing texture.
  7. Set mixture aside for 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  9. Form falafel mixture into 2 inch balls and place on a lightly oiled sheet pan.
  10. Spray the balls with some olive oil.
  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden, turning the pan once during baking.
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