Broad Bean Falafel Recipe

Broad Bean Falafel RecipeIf you're already familiar with the classic falafel recipe, this one is going to make your day. It's much healthier than the original one and can be relished with your main course too. Seasoning for this falafel preparation can be moderated as per your taste. The proportions of broad beans and chickpea flour can be adjusted too to get the desired crispy texture. Though you can relish these falafels with your preferred dip, tahini sauce is the way to go. I'll recommend frying them right before serving. If possible, use canola oil to get the best results. I've also included a small portion of coarsely ground chickpea lentil (dhal) to get that extra crunch. Let's quickly make these nutritious and scrumptious broad bean falafels.

Broad Bean Falafel Recipe
Broad Bean Falafel Recipe

Broad Bean Falafel Recipe

Do try these crisp, delicious, and nutritious falafels made with combining broad beans and chickpea flour which gives it a unique flavor and a crunchy texture.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Nutrition: (per serving)
Calories: 195 calories
Fat: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Sodium: 512 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Sugar: 4 grams

  • 2-1/2 cups podded broad beans (soaked overnight)
  • 2/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/3 cup chickpea lentil/dhal (coarsely ground)
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parsley & mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 1-1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • salt to taste


  1. Soak coarsely ground chickpea lentil for an hour in water. Drain before use.
  2. Except coarsely ground chickpea lentil and canola oil, add rest of the ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Blend for about a minute to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add coarsely ground chickpea lentil.
  5. Combine everything with a spatula.
  6. Add chickpea flour (if needed) to get the right batter consistency.
  7. If you're adding extra chickpea flour, make sure to correct the seasoning as well.
  8. With gentle hands, make falafel patties of your desired shape and thickness.
  9. Heat canola oil in a large pot on a medium flame.
  10. Gently, fry all the falafels in batches.
  11. Make sure you fry them 2 minutes each side.
  12. Serve hot.