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Falafels with Smokey Yogurt Dressing



4 portion(s)


  • 2 cans Chickpeas
  • 2 cloves Galic fresh
  • 1/2 red onion
  • handful of coriander
  • handful of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 50 g Plain Flour.
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Power
  • black pepper
  • vegetable oil, I use sunflower oil

Yogurt dressing

  • 100 g Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika (good quality)
  • 1 cucumber seeded
  • 6
    1h 30min
    Preparation 1h 30min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Drain chickpeas into simmer basket, rince and drain.


    2. Place chickpeas, garlic, red onion, fresh coriander and parsley into bowl Closed lid and blend for 5secs/speed 5. Scrape down bowl Closed lid and blend again 5 secs/speed 5. 


    3. Place salt, and pepper, ground cumin, flour and baking powder into bowl Closed lid

    Mix10 secs/speed 3 /Counter-clockwise operation.


     4. Remove from thermomix bowl Closed lid and place into a container to rest in the refrigerator for an hour. This will help the falafels stay together when frying. 


    5. In a deep sauce pan or wok heat vegetable oil to about 160c. You can test by dropping a small amount of mix into the oil and if is starts to sizzle and float to the top the oil is ready. 


    6. Make small balls of falafel mix and place carefully into the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove and place on paper towels and then serve.  




  2. Yogurt dressing
  3. 1. Place cucumber into bowl Closed lid and chop

    3secs/speed 4.


    2. Place yogurt, salt and smoked paprika into bowl Closed lid and mix 

    4secs/ speed 3/ Counter-clockwise operation.




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*This is a very dry mix, do not be tempted to add any liquid as it will fall apart on frying. 

 *I serve these falafels with pita bread and tomato cucumber salad for a main meal.  

* I use Herbies smoked paprika, I found this to be the best flavoured brand. 

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  • Very tasty recipe is now a favourite. Had to...

    Submitted by Ievans on 15. February 2017 - 18:06.

    Very tasty recipe is now a favourite. Had to lightly fry then put them in the oven

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  • Omg these were delicious. I've never made falafels...

    Submitted by healthy_bree on 13. February 2017 - 19:12.

    Omg these were delicious. I've never made falafels before, I shallow fried them in coconut oil and served them with the vegetarian chickpea and feta salad from this site (but used lentils instead of chickpeas) and I'm going to use the leftovers in a Lebanese wrap.

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  • Excellent and very tasty

    Submitted by Ievans on 21. January 2017 - 21:57.

    Excellent and very tasty

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  • My husband actually cooked these tonight so I cant...

    Submitted by CarlyLea on 9. January 2017 - 21:16.

    My husband actually cooked these tonight so I cant comment on that side of things but I can say..OMG they are delicious.

    Thanks for sharing. They will now be heavily rotated on our meal planner.

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  • Just made these - they are

    Submitted by ToniLawrence on 9. March 2016 - 17:56.

    Just made these - they are sooo yummmmy!!! I wont buy falafel again, definitely easy & quick to make & great to eat tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • Great to hear Jacks10

    Submitted by Nat Louise on 4. March 2015 - 22:40.

    Great to hear Jacks10

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  • These were delicious.

    Submitted by Jacks10 on 4. March 2015 - 10:25.

    These were delicious.

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