Mains, Sides, Starters, Vegetarian

Falafel with a Tahini Sauce

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer AG551
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 6 people

Falafel with a Tahini Sauce


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs


For the falafels

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 8
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 (400g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 15g fresh coriander, leaves and stalks
  • 1 small egg
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • ½-1 tsp chilli powder
  • 40g gram flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Cooking spray or sunflower oil for spraying

For the sauce

  • 8 tbsp tahini paste
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 75ml water
  • Serve with lemon wedges

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  • Step 1

    Place all falafel ingredients into a food processor and pulse until fairly smooth but still a bit coarse. 

  • Step 2

    Using an ice cream scoop or wet fingers form mixture into 18 balls. Place on baking parchment on a baking tray and chill falafels in fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up. Spray the crisper basket with oil. Place falafels into the basket. 

  • Step 3

    Insert cooking pot in unit and close lid. Select BAKE, set temperature to 180°C and set time to 20 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating. 

  • Step 4

    Spray or brush falafels with oil. When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the crisper basket into the pot and close the lid. Check the falafels after about 15 minutes. 

  • Step 5

    Whilst the falafels are cooking; place the tahini sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. 6 Once cooking is complete, serve falafels hot or cold with sauce. 

  • Step 6

    Once cooking is complete, serve falafels hot or cold with sauce.