• 1 1/2 cup dried garbanzo beans
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 5-7 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


To serve: Ingredients (use vegan versions):

  • 4 vegan pita breads with pockets,halved
  • lettuce, tomato, cucumber-chopped & mixed together with a pinch of salt
  • tahini
  • hot sauce (recipe follows)


Soak the chick peas overnight. The next day, drain & blend together with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor till fine. Make into small patty shapes & shallow fry with very little oil. (Alternately, you can deep fry, if you can afford all that fat.)

Hot sauce: Put 1 tomato in hot boiling water for 1 min.Drain & peel. Chop roughly. Blend together, very well, with 2 or 3 garlic cloves, 3/4 tsp chilli powder (or chilli paste is better), salt & very little vegan sugar(if desired).

To serve: Break falafel balls into bite size pieces. Mix the salad with some tahini & add in the falafel pieces. (This way,you get the taste of falafel in every bite.) Stuff into the pita pockets & serve with the hot sauce & additional tahini.

Serves: 4-6.

Preparation time: 20 -30