Pea & Courgette Falafel

Damon Fletcher

Damon Fletcher

3rd July 2018
Damon Fletcher

Pea & Courgette Falafel

This is a quick and simple vegetarian recipe for pea and courgette falafel!


  • 4 courgettes
  • 50g salt
  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 400g chickpeas
  • 400g garden peas
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 100g flour
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp toasted cumin seeds


1. Grate the courgette (chunky side) and then stir in with your hands the 50g of salt and leave to one side for about half an hour.
2. In a blender put the chickpeas, garden peas, coriander, lemon zest and juice, and pulse until nicely combined but not puréed.
3. Place the pulsed mix into a large bowl. Purée the garlic and add this to the mix along with the tahini, flour and the toasted cumin seeds.
4. Wash the courgette off really well in cold water, do this a couple of times fill a bowl, stir it round, drain it off and repeat. Then add the courgette to the rest of the mixture and season with salt and pepper.
5. If the mix is too runny add more flour until you get a consistency that will hold its shape for you to deep fry. Fry at 190 for 90 seconds and then finish in the oven for 6 minutes at 180.

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