Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen


These guys are all chickpea charm and herby pzazz. A quick wizz and chop in the Breville Food Processor turns the humble legume into the beginnings of a crunchy golden falafel. Crisp on the outside, tender and fragrant on the inside. Make a big batch and freeze half for easy lunches, snacks and salads.
the Paradice™ 9
the Paradice™ 9 Product Details

the Paradice™ 9

+3 more appliances


9 hrs 30 mins total time

30 mins active time


Makes 24



  • dried chickpeas icon
    8 oz dried chickpeas
  • clove garlic icon
    3 cloves garlic


  • firmly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves icon
    1 cup (1 oz) firmly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • firmly packed cilantro leaves icon
    1 cup (1 oz) firmly packed cilantro leaves
  • green onion icon
    6 green onions

    trimmed and cut into large pieces

  • kosher salt icon
    1½ tsp kosher salt
  • ground cumin icon
    1½ tsp ground cumin
  • ground coriander icon
    ½ tsp ground coriander
  • cayenne pepper icon
    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • vegetable or canola oil icon
    Vegetable or canola oil

    for frying


  • 1Rinse the chickpeas in cold water, place in a bowl, top with cold water, cover and stand at room temperature for 8 hours or overnight. Rinse and drain well.
    Tip: Only use dried chickpeas so the falafels bind well.
  • 2Carefully assemble the processor with the grey spindle and green S-blade™ in the bowl. Add the garlic and process until finely chopped. Add the herbs, onions, salt, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper and process for 30 seconds, or until finely chopped, scraping down the side occasionally. Add the chickpeas and process until finely ground, scraping the side occasionally. The mixture needs to be well processed for the falafels to bind. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
    Tip: Refrigerating the mixture before shaping releases the starch from the chickpeas, making it easier to shape the falafels.
  • 3Shape 2 tablespoons of the chickpea mixture into balls. Place on a tray and flatten slightly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • 4Pour enough oil into a large saucepan until about 1-inch deep. Heat until 350°F.
  • 5Once the oil is at temperature, cook the falafels in two batches, turning occasionally, for approximately 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain.
  • 6Sprinkle with salt and serve with yogurt, if desired.
Main course
Hors d'oeuvr/Appetizers
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

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