Falafel-stuffed pittas

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Feed a crowd of veggies with homemade falafel topped with salsa and stuffed into pittas. Easier than you think and much tastier than shop-bought



  • chickpeas 800g, tinned
  • red onion 2, chopped
  • garlic cloves 2
  • parsley large handful
  • cumin 2 tsp
  • ground coriander 2 tsp
  • harissa paste 1 tsp
  • plain flour 4 tbsp
  • toasted pittas or tomato salsa or salad to serve


  • Step 1

    Drain and then tip 2 × 400g tins chickpeas into a food processor along with 2 chopped red onions, 2 garlic cloves, a large handful of parsley, 2 tsp each of cumin and ground coriander, 1 tsp harissa paste, 4 tbsp plain flour and a large pinch of salt.

  • Step 2

    Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into 16 patties. Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan, add the patties, then quickly fry for about 3 minutes on each side until lightly golden and cooked through.

    Serve with toasted pittas, tomato salsa and a salad.