Pistachio Falafel Balls

I’ve been dying to try this flavour combination – pistachios, nutty and rich, paired with chickpeas – earthy and delicious.

It was worth the wait!
These little balls of goodness are delicious :3
Serve these with sauce of choice, I recommend something spicy and creamy – spiced yogurt dip or perri perri sauce!

Best part is – these are 100% healthy, protein packed and delicious.

Serves: 30

Pistachio Falafel Balls


©       485 drained canned chickpeas

©       90g raw pistachios

©       Juice of 2 lemons

©       Pinch salt

©       Pinch white pepper

©       ½ tsp. mustard seeds

©       1 tsp. harissa paste

©       2 dried chilies

©       ½ tsp. garam masala

©       Pinch dried green mango (amchar) powder

©       Bunch parsley

©       Bunch coriander

©       ½ tsp. chives

©       1 tsp. paprika

©       1 tbsp. hummus

©       Coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place raw pistachios onto the baking tray.
  3. While waiting for the oven to heat, place all ingredients except coconut oil into a food processor.
  4. Place the pistachios into the oven, and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Once baked, take out of the oven to cool.
  6. Once cooled, add the pistachios into the food processor.
  7. Process all ingredients until uniform, transfer to a bowl.
  8. Heat coconut oil in a bowl – enough to roll the balls in to coat.
  9. Turn the oven up to 200C.
  10. Roll balls of the falafel mixture, coat in coconut oil and place onto baking tray.
  11. Once all the balls have been rolled, bake for 20 minutes until golden.
  12. Take out of the oven, leave to cool.
  13. Serve with sauce of choice.




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