Spinach Falafel

Falafel is a deep-fried patty-shaped fritter made with chickpeas, herbs and some spices. Here we have made bite-sized falafels with spinach adding its colour and nutrients. Serve them with pita breads, assorted veggies and sour cream.

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Spinach Falafel

Main ingredients Spinach, Chickpeas, Garlic, Black peppercorns, Tahini, Onion, Pita bread, Mixed lettuce leaves, Sour cream
Cuisine Lebanese
Course Snack
Prep time 6-8 hours
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 1 medium bunch spinach leaves, blanched
  • 1 cup chickpeas, soaked for 6-8 hours and drained
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  • 1 teaspoon roasted coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Oil for deep frying
  • To serve
  • Pita breads as required
  • Mixed lettuce leaves
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Pickled gherkin slices as required
  • Pickled jalapeno slices as required
  • Pickled beetroot strips as required
  • Pickled cucumber strips as required
  • Pickled carrot strips as required


  1. Coarsely process chickpeas, garlic, spinach, crushed black peppercorns, roasted coriander powder, cumin powder, tahini, salt and onion in a food processor. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.
  2. Take small portions of the mixture and shape each portion into a falafel. (If you want, you can also a falafel mould to shape)
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  4. Gently slide in a few falafels into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Arrange the spinach falafels on a platter and along with pita breads, lettuce leaves, sour cream, pickled gherkins, pickled jalapenos, pickled beetroot, pickled cucumber and pickled carrot strips.
  6. While serving take a pita bread, arrange a lettuce leaf and one falafel over it. Top it with a dollop of sour cream, a gherkin slice, a jalapeno slice, a beetroot strip, cucumber strip and a carrot strip and it is ready to be eaten.