Crispy Oven Bake Falafel

I first taste this side dishes was from frozen area, upss, which is so rare to be happen, I just want to see how it taste, and I quite like it. Because it put me a lot of guilty taking food from frozen area, even though they are usually good like frozen nugget *haha with a lot artificial seasoning that is the reason they are taste good *this is what I think (except seafood, I quite like frozen seafood, because they are practical and fresh, but If I found the fresh one for sure the fresh are the winner). That is the reason why I was looking for the falafel recipe that fit me, because I like it and don’t want to eat frozen food, if possible *haha.


I already try some falafel recipe, most the recipe I’ve been tried was the fried one, which was put me a lot of trouble, like the mixture become separate once I put in hot oil and creating such a mess *haha, yet the end result was too greasy for me, yes I like fried something food but even me have a limit. So I tried, what if I bake the mixture, playing with estimation how long it took to bake it and make the falafel crispy outside and fluffy inside. I am quite satisfied with the end result of this first testing, later I think, I’d play with the ingredient, yup-yup.


Even in here I add some ingredient like flat leaf parsley, and it turn beautiful, in previous recipe test I put a bunch of herb like flat leaf parsley and coriander leaf, turn out I don’t really like it, it was too herby and too strong for me. So on this recipe I just add just enough herb to create some subtle taste. Also I replace the onion from the most original recipe into shallot, it is sweeter and saved for me, I am bit allergic to onion, it caused heart burn to me, due to my super active stomach acid and onion is one of the triggered. I add some green chilli to add some heat, heat always good for me *wink. I enjoy this dishes with warm brown rice, arugula salad leaf, and spicy Sambal artichoke, I’ll write the recipe later for this delicious artichoke Sambal, yeay


Here all you need


Serve 16-17 medium size falafel


  • 400 gram Garbanzo/chick pea, cooked and soft
  • Handfull of coriander leaf
  • handfull of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 green chilli, deseed it if you want
  • 1 medium size french shallot
  • 3 big size garlic
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour/all purpose flour
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • Olive oil in sprayer to coating the outside of the mixture before goes to the oven


  1. In food processor put the Garbanzo, coriander leaf, green chilli, flat leaf parsley, shallot, garlic, cumin, sea salt and ground coriander, pulse them together until really fine as possible, put inside the oil and pulse them once again until combine.
  2. Put inside the whole wheat flour and baking powder, mix the mixture until well combine
  3. Preheat the oven 180C
  4. In the tray with a layer of parchment paper, take one Table spoon full of the mixture, make a ball from it and then flatten it, continue and finish the mixture
  5. Before going to even, spray the surface of the mixture with olive oil
  6. Oven them for 28-33 minute until golden brown
  7. The falafel will be a bit soft after right away out from the oven, let them cool, it would  create crispy exterior and soft fluffy interior
  8. Enjoyyy


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