Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Chickpea Falafel

February 25, 2021

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Chickpea Falafel

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live.

You asked for more food from the Mediterranean so tonight, Chef will teach you how to make a KILLER Falafel at home.

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Chickpea Falafel With Harissa Yoghurt, Roasted Eggplant And Pickles

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu


  • Falafel
    • 1lbs dried chickpeas, soaked in plenty of water with 1 tsp of baking soda for 24 hours
    • 1 large onion, cut into quarters
    • 200 mL parsley, chopped
    • 100 mL mint, chopped
    • 100 mL cilantro, chopped
    • 10 cloves of garlic, roasted until soft
    • 2 green onions, sliced thin
    • 100 mL flour
  • Harissa Yogurt:
    • 250 mL thick yoghurt
    • 3 garlic cloves, zested
    • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    • 50 mL harissa paste
    • 30 mL sumac
  • Roasted Eggplant & Pickles:
    • 1 Japanese eggplant, sliced to 1/2" slices
    • 20 mL cumin seeds
  • Assembly:
    • 5 tortilla wraps, warmed on stove top or oven
    • 1 cucumber sliced into rounds
    • 1 bunch cilantro
    • 5 radishes, sliced thin
    • 1 carrot, grated
    • Favourite pickles


  • For Falafel: Combine everything in a food processor and pulse until coarse paste. Season to taste. Chill at least an hour. Form into 2-3oz patties. keep refrigerated. In a large pot heat up vegetable oil to 325F, fry the patties in batches and keep warm.
  • For Yogurt: Mix everything in a bowl and season with salt.
  • For Eggplant: Heat your oven up to 400F. Season eggplant slices with salt and rest for 5 minutes, dry with paper towel. Toss in 50 mL olive oil with cumin seeds in a bowl. Bake on a parchment lined sheet for 15 minutes or until soft.
  • Grab all the components and make wraps with all of the above combined.

Prep Time: 60 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

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