Truth is that I wanted to make a traditional recipe for chick pea ‘balls’ from Sifnos, a beautiful Greek island. In order to do that I needed marjoram which I couldn’t find in Netherlands so I thought ‘let’s go with all the rest we’ve got!’. So Falafel it is! It’s been a while since the last time I ate meat with all the chick pea recipes I’ve been cooking lately. My mom’s reaction on skype was really original, making sure even from a distance that my nutrition is stable : “Falafel? And then this has only chick peas, no meat? Ok, just promise you’ll have some meat soon!” 


the recipe



  • 250gr. boiled chick peas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small onion
  • 4tbsp. olive oil
  • 1tbsp. parsley
  • 1tbsp. mint
  • 1tsp. cumin
  • 1tsp. red smoked pepper
  • salt



  • Put all ingredients in the blender and mix until you get a thick puree. Having small chopped chick peas in it is still fine, don’t try to make it really ‘smooth’.
  • Let the mixture in the fridge for 1 hour so that the tastes blend well.
  • Preheat your oven at 190 degrees C.
  • Make small round chick pea – balls with your hands and put in a pan with baking paper.
  • Bake for 30′ until they get a nice brown color and..

Enjoy !



  • You can serve in arabic bread or normal fresh crispy bread together with fresh tomato slices and tahini sauce. For the sauce: mix 2tsp. tahini, 1tsp. lemon juice, 1tsp. water and some red pepper.
  • You can also serve falafel with rice or couscous!
  • Alternatively you can fry the chick pea balls instead of baking them.




6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dians Cooks says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try this

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Great! Enjoy! 🙂


  2. chefkreso says:

    Falafel! So delicious, another comfort food of mine 😄

    Liked by 1 person

  3. felisrecipes says:

    Those falafel look so appetizing 🙂 Yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

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