Baked Falafel Green Wraps

Falafel is usually made with chickpeas and/or fave beans and fried into round balls or patties. They are served with pita bread or any flat breads and hummus or tahini based sauces.

I make my own version of falafel – with green lentils instead and adding other nutrient dense ingredients. I don’t know if we can even call this a falafel or it is simply a burger or patties, whatever the name, I hope you’ll make them and enjoy them.

Ingredients Quantity
Cooked Green Lentils 2 cups
Chopped Walnut 1/2 cup
Chickpea Flour/Gram Flour 1/4 cup
Lemon Juice 1/4 cup
Garlic 3 cloves
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Olive Oil 1/4 cup
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder 1/4 tsp
Cardamon Powder 1/4 tsp
Cilantro 1 cup
Mint 1/2 cup
Salt To Taste
Flax Seeds 1/4 cup
Sesame Seeds 2 tbsp

How to cook cook cook!

  • Process all in above ingredients apart from flax and sesame seeds
    in a food processor till well combined and coarsely smooth.
  • Add the flax and sesame seeds and pulse a couple of times.
  • Spray Olive oil on a baking tray and drop dollops of the falafel
    mixture then flatten a little.
  • Spray the top surface of the falafels with some olive oil too.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350F / 180C for 12 to 15 minutes, then turn them over and bake for another 12 to 15 minutes.
  • These falafels are slightly crispy on the outside and soft inside.

I used Romaine lettuce as a wrap and served the falafels with avocado, sprouts, fresh mint and a yummy sauce made with:

Ingredients Quantity
Almond butter 1 tbsp
Tahini 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Olive Oil 1 tsp
Agave 1 tsp
Salt To Taste
Water To blend


Blend it all together, taste, adjust, add more or not, be done. Enjoy!

This was originally published in Neeta’s Healthy Plate by Neeta Bali and republished by Delectable Reveries.


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