How to make Falafel With Tahina Sauce -

Authentic Falafels with creamy Tahina Sauce and homemade pita bread, pickled turnips and cucumber yogurt salad. These easy heavenly falafel patties are with bright, fresh herbs running through them. Perfect with pitas and this simple, creamy tahina sauce!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Tahini (ताहीनी)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Falafel With Tahina Sauce

Falafel With Tahina Sauce Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Falafel With Tahina Sauce Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked 2 cups

  • Tahini 2 tablespoons

  • Onion, white chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds roasted &crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder roasted 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda a pinch

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying


  • Parsley chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mayonnaise 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onion white sliced 1 tablespoon

  • Mint leaves 10-12

  • A pinch of roasted cumin powder

  • To Serve

  • Whole-wheat pita bread 2

  • Tomato,sliced 1 medium

  • Onion white sliced 1 small

  • Mint leaves a few

  • Black olives a few

  • Pickled gherkin a few


Step 1

Preheat oven at 200 ºC. Mix chickpeas, parsley, onion, garlic, crushed coriander seeds, roasted cumin powder, baking soda, lemon juice and salt in a bowl.

Step 2

Grind in a mixer without water. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and grind to a coarse paste resembling bread crumbs. Heat sufficient oil in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 3

Meanwhile, make the tahina sauce: mix mayonnaise, salt, lemon juice, pepper powder and onion. Chop mint leaves and add.

Step 4

Add tahina and mix well. Add 2 tsps warm water and roasted cumin powder and mix well.

Step 5

Slice the pita bread into two horizontally. On each piece place a few tomato slices, a few onion slices and mint leaves. Sprinkle salt and lightly toast them in the preheated oven for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Shape the falafel mixture into round tikkis and deep fry in the hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Remove the pita slices from the oven and arrange them on a serving platter.

Step 7

Place a few fresh mint leaves on each, followed by a little tahina sauce, over this place a falafel, sprinkle little roasted cumin powder and serve with black olives and pickled gherkins.

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