• Falafels:
  • 400 g can Wattie's Four Bean Mix in Springwater, drained
  • 400 g can Wattie's Chickpeas in Springwater, drained
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • salt and pepper

  • Garlic Yoghurt:
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 125 g greek yoghurt
  • salt to taste

  • Salad:
  • 1 handful parsley, mint and coriander
  • red onions, finely sliced
  • mung beans
  • lemon

1. Heat the oven to 180°C and roast the whole cloves of garlic for 10 minutes, or until soft set aside for the garlic yoghurt.

2. With a fork, lightly mash the drained Wattie’s Four Bean Mix and Wattie’s Chickpeas. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix together until combined. Take the mix and mould into small round patties.

3. Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a deep fry pan, add the falafel patties and cook for approximately 3 minutes each side or until golden.

4. While falafels are cooking push the garlic out of the shells and mix thoroughly with the yoghurt. Season.

To serve:

Stack up the falafels onto a plate and garnish with the salad ingredients, finish with a squeeze of lemon and garlic yoghurt on the side.

Made With

Four Bean Mix

This tasty combination of Cannellini, Lima, Pinto and Kidney beans contains iron and folate, essential nutrients that support normal immune system function. Arm yourself against ills by enjoying a regular dose of Four Bean Mix as part of a healthy diet.

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81 Ratings

Reviews (81)

Sheryl's Rating
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Claudia-Anne's Review | Rating

Sounds nice - It would be nice to print out only the recipe without all the extra coloured
type of ingredients - Many thanx

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Claudia-Anne,

Thank you for raising this and for your patience. I have uploaded a copy of the recipe now with all the ingredients and method listed on one page :)

Sandra's Review | Rating

I agree with Claudia-Anne. It would be much easier if the recipe was designed to be printed on ONE page. eg. Ingredients listed in 2 rows at top, then mehod below. As it is there is far too much wasted space.

Annemarie's Review | Rating

These look great for little hands as a lunch time thing :-) I am wondering if they are the kind of things to hide extra vege's in like grated courgettes, corn kernals etc???

Izzy's Review | Rating

I agree with Claudia, have given up printing off as just want the recipe and also with the cost of printing ink, is to wasteful for me. Love your recipes and hopefully someone will look into the 'Printing' ... 3 pages once !!!!!

Florence's Review | Rating

This recipe sounds lovely, BUT, have to agree with the comments above re the printing.....and the number of pages/ink that is involved......I too only want just the recipe so sadly have also given up on printing them out. !!!! Florence.

Donna's Review | Rating

I just copy & paste into Word or similar and edit my recipes to fit on one sheet.

Holly's Review | Rating

Had these in wraps with sweet chilli sauce, yum!

The Food in a Minute team's Review | Rating

Hello all,

Thank you for raising this - I have uploaded a new recipe PDF where all the ingredients and method is listed on one page. Thanks for your patience :)

Lorna's Review | Rating

OK, you've uploaded with ingredients and method all on one page, and a PDF has been uploaded, but where are the links to these pages?

Nga's Review | Rating

Just a question so what ingredients goes in the falafel pattie mixture? its not really clear or it could just be me being a bit dislexic...

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Nga

To make the falafels, you would need to use all the ingredients listed under "Falafels" for the pattie mixture :)

Hope this helps!

The Food in a Minute team

Anna's Review | Rating

I love this recipe..they are super easy to make..however I found I couldn't quite get the shape right, and they started falling apart a bit once they were cooking..any tips/advice? could the mixture be blended instead of mashed?

Nikki's Review | Rating

lovely but how do you stop them from breaking up in the pan when cooking them

Suzy's Review | Rating

So good to find an easy to follow recipe for homemade falafel! Will definitely be making this again and again.

Judy's Review | Rating

These sound delicious! Not too hard to make either.

Melissa's Review | Rating

My children are going to love this. Very easy to make and so good for all the family

julia's Review | Rating

I've made variations of this as veggie patties for a BBQ and either use a stick blender or potato masher to create the bean mix. Like some of the other comments I sometimes have problems with them breaking up unless I add a bit of grated cheese or egg in the mix but they taste surprisingly good.

Marion's Review | Rating

Healthy vegetarian dish, quick and easy to prepare, and yummy to eat!

Sarah's Review | Rating

Tried these the another night they worked out pretty well. I did make the patties a bit larger though and served them as burgers instead

Nicole's Review | Rating

Liked this recipe agree with the others about the one page printing.
I served mine with an onion chutney the first time made as lactose and dairy intolerant and the second time with a plum sauce which both went well with it and meant I wasn't breathing garlic breath on people at dinner party

Sheryl's Review | Rating

Very easy and very yummy :)

Nita's Review | Rating

I found this easy and tasty. My husband loved it which was a surprise as he is a meat and potatoes person. will definitely cook this again.

Holly's Review | Rating

I made these falafels and served them in wraps with the garlic yoghurt and salad. They were delicious and filling, and a great vegetarian dish. I will be making these again.

Megan's Review | Rating

A nice twist on standard falafels

Frida's Review | Rating

I have actually made this recipe. They are really good!!! Simple and tasty!

MARIANNE's Review | Rating

We always buy these as takeaways - so decided to save some $ and make them myself at home - These are so much better than the store bought ones by far!!!

Lynne's Review | Rating

I just love these and were a firm favourite with my family. They all gave it a big stamp of approval and the following night were complaining about not getting it for dinner the following evening. Total yumm

Mary's Review | Rating

Looks simple enough for my husband to make while I am busy working on the phone as a Market Researcher Interviewer.

jay's Review | Rating

The whole family enjoyed the falafels for lunch with pita bread, hummus and salad. The recipe is easy to follow and quick to make. Also, I think using the four bean mix adds flavour and makes the falafels softer than if you only used chickpeas. Thanks.

Jessica's Review | Rating

I've made these a few times now and love how easy and tasty they are ! I always keep a can of 4 bean mix in the pantry just for making this ! Love it ☺☺☺

Judith's Review | Rating

A great Sunday lunch which we all enjoyed. Will be doing this again as am into speed and this was speedy !

Michelle's Review | Rating

The falafels were so quick and easy to make and tasted yummy, even my girls enjoyed them!

Denise's Review | Rating

To easy and very tasty. For one who is not keen on meat this recipe is my replacement.

Frances's Review | Rating

Would be lovely with couscous with a green salad. Healthy and good for a newly diagnosed diabetic like me.

june's Review | Rating

A good standby when friends and family drop in at mealtime. Ingredients are usually in my kitchen

Shelley's Review | Rating

yum easy to make and tastes great

Dianne's Review | Rating

easy to make and great for the kids school lunch box - would be great with yoghurt and sweet chilli sauce

lesley's Review | Rating

Quick and easy option for lunch , very tasty and a bit lighter than always having meat patties.

Kirsten's Review | Rating

Our family loved these. The kids are now asking when we can have them again

Katherine's Review | Rating

Really easy and cheap family meal

gloria's Review | Rating

I'm a huge fan of quick easy patties and these didn't disappoint :-)

Shuna's Review | Rating

I had always thought that canned chickpeas would not make good falafels but I think the four bean mix really holds them together as when I have tried other recipes without the four beans they have just fallen apart. The garlic yoghourt is the perfect accompanient.

Emma's Review | Rating

My whole family love these and the yoghurt dressing (less garlic tho)
i put in fridge for 20 min before cooking them held nicely :)

Peter's Review | Rating

Yummy! Even my non-vegetarian son liked them

Rebecca's Review | Rating

Stunning flavours. Simply made. And so healthy. Yum.

Denise's Review | Rating

Made these tonight but found them to be very moist when preparing them for the pan. They tended to break up. The ones sitting waiting for the pan were much better and didn't break up like the first batch so I guess it would be fair to say, leave them for 5/10 minutes before frying. They were really nice and we used Sour Cream.

adela's Review | Rating

Really love this recipe! So easy to make and goes great with bbqs. I love the added touch of the 4 bean mix, normally I just make these with chickpeas. These are a hit with the littlies which is always a great bonus as they can be super fussy!

Anne's Rating
Joanne's Review | Rating

Great for a dinner party

Jacqueline's Review | Rating

I love falafels and found this recipes so easy to make.
A winner I will be making, time and again.

Christine's Review | Rating

An easy and tasty way to make falafels and an excellent source of protein.

Wendy's Review | Rating

Awesome recipe and my 2 little grandchildren love them

Arthur's Review | Rating

Made this yesterday for lunch. Tasted great but had a bit of trouble stopping them falling apart.

Tim's Review | Rating

Made this for Lunch today! Incredibly refreshing flavours and added a bit of peri peri flakes to punch it up a bit, using the yoghurt to keep the heat just right...kept three for my afternoon snack between a soft roll with cucumber Greek yoghurt and a splash of buffalo sauce YUMMY

Deidre's Review | Rating

Video was great with clear instructions showing 8 easy to follow steps from start to finish. End result looked delicious.

Kama's Review | Rating

Love the sound of this recipe, especially the fact that it's vegetarian and full of yummy spices and taste, I can't wait to make it for my son, who's 9yrs old and told me he wants to be a vegetarian the last year and has become extremely serious about his decision lately!

Wendy's Review | Rating

These Falafels are delicious and easy to make. A hit for all the family! Not to mention an inexpensive meal, that can be enjoyed anytime.

Tina's Review | Rating

Delishous meal not to complicated to make and very refreshing meal after a busy day

Judy's Review | Rating

My favourite for a 'Meat-free Monday' or any other time - delicious!

Willy's Review | Rating

Its nice, but a bit hard to make .

Stepanka's Review | Rating

Tasty. I wouldn't make it that often, it is easy enough but still a bit of more work involved. Healthy. All of us enjoyed this meal.

Bev's Review | Rating

These falafels were delicious and so easy to make. I doubled the recipe for my family of 5 , including 3 teenage boys, as they are big eaters and I knew they'd want more!
I served them with wraps , garlic aioli and salad. A tasty, healthy meal which filled everyone up. I will definitely do these again.

Gloria's Review | Rating

A nice light meal. Gets the thumbs up from me.

Janene's Review | Rating

I'm definitely a chickpea fan and these are so quick and easy to make. Nutritious too!

Imelda's Review | Rating

A tasty and easy recipe. Homemade is best! Love the mix of ingredients.

Nicola's Review | Rating

I'm a huge fan of garlic (though it does make your breath a little stinky), so the Garlic Yoghurt definitely hit the spot! The falafels were easy to make, and packed with flavour, and was super filling. I would cook again in a heart beat!

Rena's Review | Rating

Such a yummy, tasty vegetarian meal and so easy and quick to make

Leigh's Review | Rating

Was absolutely blown away by the flavour and texture and it covered all the areas I needed in my eating plan fat protein carbs plus my 3 year old demolished his plate as he thought it was better than MacDonalds

Susan's Review | Rating

Very tasty. I found the mixture quite moist and was worried it would stay together. It cooked still a little on the moist side but was very tasty with the dressing. I think 10 mins preparation was a bit hopeful as it took me a bit longer. Over all I will try it again

Helene's Review | Rating

Hi this will make a great dish to have with the summer BBQ.

Jenny's Review | Rating

Very tasty, so easy

leonardus's Review | Rating

These sound delicious! Not too hard to make either.

Suma's Review | Rating

This recipe is too good and healthy, loved the vegetarian side to the recipe. Will make this again

Adele's Review | Rating

I love Falafel and this recipe is so easy to follow, add a heap of chopped mint in the mixture and bobs your uncle!! YUM

Andrew's Review | Rating

Quick and easy, Awesome taste.

Tami's Review | Rating

Looks good !! going to try these out

Phillipa's Review | Rating

Simple but delicious

Becky's Rating
Becky's Review | Rating

Easy and full of flavour. A family favorite.

Alaina's Review | Rating

I made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious! Make sure you refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes before cooking so that it does not break up in the pan.

Callum's Review | Rating

gooey. disgusting