Green peas falafel rolls

 Generally falafel is made using chick peas but I've used green peas and replaced all purpose flour with besan flour, as it is gluten free. The taste was delicious and I tell u, eat this falafel with yogurt dip, totally yum. I tried this falafel as a filling inside the roti ,that is chappathi rolls and I warn u, this roll is so filling, u can simply have it for lunch and it's very much healthy as well. O god, it's already past 10 p.m here and I need to rush up on the content as it's a very long post.. Njoy the visual treat..

For green peas falafel:
Green peas -- 1 cup, boiled but firm enough or use frozen,thawed green peas
Shallots -- 2 to 3 nos, small sized
Red chilli flakes -- 1 tsp
Garlic cloves -- 2 nos, medium sized
Mint leaves -- a handful
Coriander leaves -- a handful
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Cumin powder -- 1 tsp 
Olive oil -- 2 tbsp
Salt -- to taste
Besan flour -- 4 to 6 tbsp ( use as needed)

For frying:
Oil -- to deep fry

Making of falafel:
  • Soak the green peas over night or for minimum 4 hrs and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Just make sure the cooked /blanched peas are firm to the touch.
  • Add all the ingredients except besan flour to a mixie jar/blender and just blend not pureed/ ground fine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add besan flour spoon by spoon until the mixture is firm enough to make into shapes.
  • Take a small amount of the dough and make an oblong shaped patties. Line those in a tray.
  • Heat a pan with at least 1 1/2 inches of oil and heat on medium heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking hot.
  • Drop one falafel and see how it's frying. If the temperature is right and everything is fine, add few more falafel into the hot oil and cook thoroughly on both sides until they turn golden brown.
  • Drain the falafel using a kitchen tissue and serve hot with mint chutney or with any yogurt dip.

For roti:
Wheat flour -- 1 cup
Salt -- to taste
Luke warm water -- as needed
Oil -- 1 tsp

Making of roti:
  • In a bowl add the wheat flour ,salt and oil. Just mix to combine.
  • Add the water little by little and make a soft and a pliable dough.
  • Slightly grease the top with oil and cover the bowl, rest for 20 minutes.
  • Pinch out small amount of dough and roll a thin roti.
  • Heat a dosa pan and cook the roti as u would normally do for chappathi.
  • Remove the roti and cover so that it doesn't dries out.

Yogurt dip:
Yogurt -- 1/2 cup
Honey --1 tbsp
Red chilli flakes -- a pinch
Salt -- a pinch

 ** Just mix everything and keep it ready.

Mint chutney :
For mint chutney please refer here

For making rolls:
Green peas falafel
Onions -- chopped finely, 1 tbsp
Tomatoes -- chopped finely, 1 tbsp
Nachos -- crushed, 2 tbsp
Mint chutney -- as needed
Yogurt dip -- as needed
Salt, Paprika -- a pinch 
Coriander leaves -- chopped
Roasted cumin powder -- a big pinch

Preparing the rolls:
  • Add the onions, tomatoes, nachos, roasted cumin powder, paprika in a small bowl and just toss it together. Add few drizzles of yogurt dip, mint chutney,coriander leaves to the mixture and toss it again.
  • Take a chappathi and add a tbsp or two of the tossed mixture in the middle and line up a falafel along and gently fold the roti as u see in picture. U may drizzle lil bit of ketchup on top of the falafel and serve.
  • Use aluminium  foil to cover the end of the roti to make it handy and serve hot with yogurt dip.

  • I used very little of onion mixture as I had cold and fever and therefore I used ketchup a little more to suit my taste buds around that time.
  • Always make falafel at the time of making the roll, so that it's crispy, fresh and taste delicious.
 Happy Cooking n Clicking,Shanavi


  1. innovative recipe :) looks so yum in each and every click... too good

  2. liked all your clicks dear.. never made falafel before.. would love to try it..

  3. nice. I have falafel too on my space, not the desi though. do check it out.

  4. Makes me hungry,perfect and yummy

  5. Wow perfect for my lunch pak:) neatly donen explained too

  6. very innovative recipe like always nice cliks.

  7. That's a nice twist....looks yum

  8. wow...
    excellent rolls shanavi, love to give try :)
    nice clicks...

  9. Delicious recipe..

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  10. Wow parcel me some Shobana,luks so tempting:)

  11. Scrumptious felefel with peas twist and I almost drooling at your all your props..

  12. this is so tempting Shob...will try it soon...

  13. Wish i get few green peas falafel to Munch..very tempting and droolworthy rolls.

  14. Wow...what a wonderful clicks and delicious preparation....simply mouthwatering...looking awesome....

  15. Very healthy falafel and beautiful pictures.

  16. Delicious falafel with green peas.

  17. Those fotos r very nice shanavi..its making me to feel like grabbing few from d screen...yummmm

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  19. Never tried falafel at home. Looks so perfect and tempting.

  20. Falafel looks super yummy and so do the rolls...Loved the idea of using peas and besan...Beautifully presented too..




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