Chick Pea Balls – Falafel with Herbs

Chick Pea Balls

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Get ready to experience the irresistible flavors of the Middle East with our Chick Pea Balls, also known as Falafel with Herbs. Prepare to be transported to the bustling streets of the Mediterranean as you savor the crispy exterior and the tender, herb-infused interior of these delectable chickpea balls. Join us on a culinary adventure as we unravel the secrets to creating these mouthwatering bites that will leave you craving more! The most popular name for this recipe may be falafel, but here in Greece we call them more simply… chick pea balls.

The truth is that falafels have become one of the most delicious healthy meals in recent years. Rich herbs, nutritious chickpeas and a range of serving combinations. Either with a cool yogurt sauce, or with tahini sauce. On sandwiches and Arabic pies, but also plain for a quick meal. Crunchy and incredibly aromatic, these chick pea balls will become everyone’s favorite, even children, who usually don’t prefer chickpeas. Try them out.

Chick Pea Balls, or Falafel with Herbs

Welcome to our kitchen, where we love to explore the diverse flavors of world cuisine. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to a Middle Eastern favorite Chick Pea Balls, or Falafel with Herbs. Picture a plate filled with golden-brown, perfectly fried balls, boasting a crispy exterior that gives way to a flavorful, herb-packed center. Each bite is a harmony of textures and tastes, as the creamy chickpea mixture combines with aromatic herbs, creating a burst of Middle Eastern flavors. Join us as we guide you through the process of creating these addictive chickpea balls that will transport you to the vibrant streets of the Mediterranean.


  • 250 gr. of chick peas
  • 250 gr. of boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 3/4 teacup of roughly grated onions
  • 1/4 teacup of finely chopped herbs (parsley, spearmint, dill, marjoram)
  • 1 teacup of self-rising flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons of crumbled toast
  • olive oil for deep frying
  • salt, pepper


  1. Allow the chick peas to soak in water overnight.
  2. The next day, put them in the mixer and mash them
  3. Add the mashed potato, the onions, the herbs, the toast, one fourth of the flour and whisk well until the mixture turns into thick dough.
  4. Shape dough into balls, dust them with flour and fry them into hot oil.
  5. When cooked, place them on paper towel.
Chick Pea Balls

The secrets of Chick Pea Balls

Chick pea balls are a fairly simple recipe, but needs attention to a couple of details. First, to keep the nutrients on the plate and another very important tip is to choose good chickpeas. If the chickpea, like any legume, is over-seasoned, no matter how much you soak it, it will not soften as it should. Oh, and don’t be tempted to get pre-boiled canned chickpeas, the result will be disappointing.

You can also cook them in the oven for a healthier way and you don’t have to bother with oil, spatulas, kitchen paper to absorb the extra oil and “chaos” in the kitchen.

Chick Pea Balls

Chick Pea Balls, the tradition of the Middle East

As you savor the last chickpea ball, a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment fills the air. The crispy exterior, paired with the herb-infused chickpea interior, creates a delightful contrast of textures and flavors that epitomizes the charm of Middle Eastern cuisine. These chickpea balls are more than just a delicious treat. They are a celebration of the rich culinary traditions that have captivated taste buds for centuries. We hope this recipe has inspired you to explore the vibrant flavors of the Middle East. And to embrace the joy of recreating these delightful chickpea balls in your own kitchen. So, gather your loved ones, savor the chickpea balls – falafel with herbs, and let the flavors transport you to the enchanting world of Middle Eastern cuisine. Enjoy!

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