Green Falafel Wrap

Green falafel wrap is a delicious Middle Eastern ball of chickpea and herb goodness. Naturally vegan and vegetarian, they are great in wraps.
15 minutes
25 minutes
soaking chickpeas
overnight 8-12 hours
15 -20 falafels

About this recipe

Green falafel wrap is an iconic street food in the Middle East! Falafel is a delicious Middle Eastern ball of chickpea and herb goodness. Why is the world crazy over Falafel? Because it’s naturally vegan and vegetarian, great in wraps, salads, and gourmet appetizers. This recipe I’m about to share with you is authentic, step-by-step and I have also included a youtube video for you. It’s an all-time favourite for most people, crispy, fluffy, delicious, and perfect each time! Whether you choose to have a green falafel wrap or a falafel salad bowl, tahini sauce is an absolute must-drizzle on top. Some of us also serve falafel alongside a bowl of the famous hummus too.  A healthier alternative to the authentic deep-fried falafel is my baked falafel quiche. Featured on the feedfeed website, it has been a very popular recipe. 



Watch it here


Main Ingredients

  • 250 grams dry chickpeas (soaked 8-12 hours)
  • ½ white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch coriander (70 grams)
  • ½ bunch mint (40 grams)
  • ¼ bunch parsley (35 grams)
  • 1 baby potato cut into 1/4’s
  • ½ tablespoon coriander ground
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Bharat/Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika sweet
  • Pinch chili powder
  • Salt to season
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons soda water (room temperature)
  • Canola oil for deep frying

Tahini Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ cup tahini hulled
  • ½ cup cold water (it may be less or more - see Cook’s note)
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt to season

Optional Condiments

  • Shredded lettuce
  • tomatoes slices
  • pickled turnips cut into strips
  • pickled cucumber cut into strips
  • fresh chili diced
  • parsley chopped finely

Notes from Rouba

  • The golden rule is to soak the chickpeas for at least 8 hours. Once soaked the chickpeas will expand in size, so make sure they are covered well with water.
  • Canned chickpeas do not work.
  • Keep in mind that the quality of tahini can vary with different brands so best to add the water gradually.
  • what is a falafel mould


Step 1.

Cover and soak the dried chickpeas overnight or for at least 8-12 hours with plenty of water. Then drain and rinse.

Step 2.

To make the tahini sauce, Place tahini, lemon juice, and crushed garlic into a bowl. Whisk while adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until creamy and smooth. The consistency should be creamy and pourable similar to thickened cream before whipping. You may add more or less water than what’s specified above. Season with salt.

Step 3.

Add the onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, mint, and potatoes to a food processor and pulse a little. Add the rinsed chickpeas and continue to pulse until the final mixture resembles coarse sand but also binds together well. 

Step 4.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add the spices and season well with salt. Add the baking powder and mix through. Set aside for approximately 20 minutes. Just before cooking, add the soda water, and stir it together until it’s well combined

Dip your hands or the mould lightly into a bowl of water. Shape a tablespoon of the mixture at a time into balls or if using a traditional falafel mould, into the mould and carefully drop the falafel patties in the oil. Alternatively, you can use an ice cream scoop.

Step 5.

Deep fry in medium to hot oil approximately 6-8 falafels at a time and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes turning them to brown evenly. Once cooked and well browned, remove and drain on a  paper towel.

Step 6.

Serve hot in a split-open flat bread with salad vegetables and drizzle with the tahini sauce.

Step 7.

Falafel bowl is your gluten-free option - Serve the salad vegetables in a bowl with hot falafels and tahini sauce.

Sahtan - Enjoy in Good Health

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