Chick Pea And Walnut Falafel Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Chick Pea and Walnut Falafel

A twist to the regular falafel. Add walnuts for an extra crunch and enjoy the richness. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 1¼ cups dried chickpeas or 250 g
  • 4 cups cold water or 1 litre
  • 1 medium onion or 120 g, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts or 100 g
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon or 20 g
  • 1 cup hot water or 250 ml
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds or 50 g
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • For Tahina Sauce:
  • 1 cup water or 250 ml
  • 100 g tahini
  • 50 ml lemon juice

How to Prepare

  1. Soak chick peas in cold water for at least 4 hrs.
  2. Strain and wash presoaked chick peas, place half in a food processor and chop to the size of sesame seeds. Remove and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a food processor combine the remaining chick peas, onion, parsley, coriander, garlic, peppers, walnuts, cumin, baking powder, and coriander seeds, and olive oil and process to a grainy paste (about 3-4 mins). Transfer to the mixing bowl and mix in the chicken stock
  4. Dissolve MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes in hot water, add and mix into the mixture.
  5. Combine the contents of the food processor to the original half of the chopped chick peas and mix.
  6. Add flour to the mix until the mixture holds the shape of a small ball.
  7. Form the dough into the size of golf balls, roll in sesame seeds (optional), and gently flatten the ball into a shape of a thick disk.
  8. Deep fry in hot vegetable oil until brown (float to the top).
  9. Cool on kitchen paper and serve warm.
  10. For preparing the tahina sauce: whisk tahini and water together until smooth. Add lemon juice and continue mixing. Add more water for a thinner sauce

Nutritional Info

Energy: 641.00 Kcal
Protein: 18.00 g
Carbohydrate: 43.00 g
Fats: 48.00 g

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