Falafel balls with tzatziki dip

Falafel balls with tzatziki dip



6 serves

(12 balls)

25 serves

(50 balls)

60 serves

(120 balls)

Falafel balls

Chickpeas, canned, drained

1 x 400g can

5 x 400g cans

13 x 400g cans

Red onion, chopped

½ small

1 large

3 large

Coriander, ground

1 tablespoon

5 tablespoons

12 tablespoons

Cumin, ground

1 tablespoon

5 tablespoons

12 tablespoons

Garlic, crushed

2 cloves

8 cloves

18 cloves

Coriander, fresh, finely chopped

⅔ cup

2 ½ cups

6 cups

Parsley, flat leaf, fresh, finely chopped

⅓ cup

1 ¼ cups

3 cups

Self-raising flour



2 cups

Egg, lightly beaten

1 small

2 large

6 large

Tzatziki dip

Lebanese cucumber, grated

1 large

5 medium

12 medium

Natural yoghurt




Garlic, crushed

1 clove

4 cloves

10 cloves

Cumin, ground

½ teaspoon

2 ½ teaspoons

6 teaspoons


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Blend chickpeas and onion in a food processor until combined. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add spices, garlic and fresh herbs and mix well. Stir in flour and egg.
  4. Roll small handfuls of mixture into balls. Place on a lined baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Flatten balls, and then lightly fry in a non-stick frying pan sprayed with oil. Alternatively, bake in oven until golden brown on both sides.
  6. To make tzatziki, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  7. Serve falafel balls with tzatziki dip.


Each serve provides

  • ½ children’s serve of meat/alternatives* (chickpeas)
  • ½ children’s serve of milk/alternatives**  (yoghurt)   


Allergy modifications

  • For an egg free option replace each egg with 1 teaspoon of egg replacer and 2 tablespoons of water.
  • For a milk protein free or lactose free option, substitute the Tzatziki dip with hummus dip.
  • For a nut free option, ensure the crushed garlic does not contain any nut products (if using commercial crushed garlic).
  • For a gluten/wheat free option, serve with gluten free bread or wraps and use gluten free flour (check gluten free products for soy if necessary).



  • If serving as a main meal, accompany with pita bread and salad.


* One children’s serve of lean meat, poultry, fish or alternatives is equal to half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
** One children’s serve of milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives is equal to just under half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

The nutritional information provided is based on the exact ingredients and method as shown. Any variation/s to the ingredients or method may alter the nutritional outcome.