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Dill Falafels

30 min



Traditionally, falafels are made with raw chickpeas, soaked overnight, but to speed things up, we're using canned cooked chickpeas for this recipe. These tender, easy-to-make falafels are perfectly flavoured with fresh herbs like dill and cilantro, and warm spices like cumin and cayenne.



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  • 2½ cups (410 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup (72 g)
    roasted sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup (8 g)
    fresh dill
  • ½ cup (8 g)
    fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup (29 g)
  • 1
    medium onion
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground coriander
  • ½ tsp
  • ½ tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    vegetable oil, for frying

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  1. Blend the ingredients in a food processor until well combined.
  2. Scoop up 2 Tbsp of the chickpea mixture and press into little patties, about 1 cm (½ inch) thick.
  3. Add some of the oil to a large pan on medium-high heat. Working in batches, place the falafels in a single layer in the pan. Fry until golden, about 3 - 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining oil and falafels.
  4. Enjoy the falafels in a wrap, on a salad, or on their own with a dip!


  • Store leftover falafels in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Sarah - Jan. 16, 2024, 12:33 a.m.

These came out really well in my air fryer. The only thing I need to figure out is why my mixture was a little too crumbly….I had to be very delicate in moving the precooked ones to the fryer.

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2024, 10:38 p.m.

Hey Sarah, thanks for sharing your experience with the falafels! It was likely the chickpeas, did you use a cup measure or weigh them? You could try adding more chickpea flour (or even regular flour) to the mixture to help it bind better. Hope this help for now 🤗

cristina Martín de vidales - Dec. 14, 2023, 7:27 p.m.

I loves this recipe, easy,fast and delicious. I used them in different versions,bowl,wrap... I loved the freshness of the herbs!

Amanda - Dec. 13, 2023, 8:47 p.m.

OMG best falafel ever! Perfectly paired with your tzatziki recipe. Thank you!!

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 1:56 a.m.

Woohoo! A huge compliment, Amanda, thank you 😃

Dorien - Oct. 8, 2023, 1:15 p.m.

Absolutely loved these! ❤️

Sandra - Aug. 19, 2023, 9:17 a.m.

if I want to freeze these, should I make, fry and then freeze them? Or just make the falafels and freeze them ‘raw’. Thanks for all these nice recipes 😊

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 10:08 p.m.

Hey Sandra, it's best to fry these at first, then freeze them in a single layer. When frozen, transfer to an airtight container to freeze for up to 1 month. When ready to enjoy, just reheat in a pan or in the oven 😊

Sandra - Aug. 21, 2023, 1:17 p.m.

Thanks a lot for the quick reply!

Melanie - Aug. 3, 2023, 10:12 p.m.

Could you please make a falafel video.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2023, 9:12 a.m.

Hey Melanie, I'm sure we will at some point! In the meantime, you're welcome to check out our video called "What I eat in a day, meal prep edition" where we make some falafels. Granted, they aren't the traditional way of making falafels, but just a fun alternative. I hope this helps for now :)

Melanie - Aug. 4, 2023, 1:12 p.m.

Thank you :)

Ene Diana - July 6, 2023, 6:54 a.m.

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Emely - March 23, 2022, 6:32 p.m.

It was super good and easy to make!

PUL Team - March 24, 2022, 5:28 a.m.

So glad to hear, Emely! Do let us know if there's any other feedback 😃

Bomi - Dec. 24, 2021, 3:58 p.m.

Could you share us some recipes for plant-based protein-packed balls cooked in the oven? Like including crushed tofu, beans, peas as main ingredients. I find some vegan balls in grocery stores, I'd like to make some at home to save more money.

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

Hey Bomi, thanks for the suggestion! We've noted it down as an idea for future content. In the meantime, if you're interested and haven't already seen yet, you may find our Green Pea & Chickpea Falafels a fun way to change falafels up:… 🙂

Lucie - July 8, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

I made these ahead of a busy week and they are a game changer! I like how simple they were to make and they are versatile enough that it didn't feel like like I was eating the same thing every day. My favourite way to eat the was crumbled over a salad like some protein-packed croutons :)

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 12:36 a.m.

A lovely idea to crumble them over salad, Lucie!

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:33 p.m.

I loved these falafels! They were incredible! 😁

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, midnight

We appreciate the review and feedback so much, Cris!