Monggo Falafel

We turned the humble bean, monggo, into one of our favourite Middle Eastern dishes.

60 minute cook time | Serves 4 | Suitable for: Lunch, Dinner

We turned the humble bean monggo into  one of our favourite middle eastern dishes, Falafels. Typically fried, we give you an option to bake your falafels. Pair this with some grilled vegetables and a yoghurt sauce and you’re all set!


  • ½ cup dried monggo, soaked overnight until it triples in volume
  • 2 pieces garlic cloves
  • 1 cup packed herbs: cilantro, parsley, mint
  • ½ piece sliced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon hot paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour, we used cassava starch but you may also use coconut or almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Parchment-lined baking tray
  • Food processor

Optional: Serve with tahini or yogurt, or quickly whip up a sauce by mixing 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and ½ teaspoon salt

Top tips: You can make the mixture ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days then bake as needed! You may also scoop them out on a parchment lined tray and freeze, then transfer them to an airtight container; have ready-to-bake falafel for months!


Get your prep on! For quick and seamless cooking, always read through the recipe first and understand every step. Wash, cut, measure and weigh all your ingredients before you begin cooking. Then place all the ingredients on a single tray. Never measure as you go.

1.     Drain your monggo beans and pat them dry with a towel.

2.     Pulse all ingredients except the oil in the food processor, scraping down the sides, until uniform and well combined

3.     Transfer to a bowl, cover, and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

4.     After 15 minutes, preheat the oven to 375F.

5.     Mix the oil to your falafel mixture and get your parchment lined baking tray.

6.     With a spoon or a scooper, scoop out the mixture and arrange them about 2 inches apart. 

Gently flatten them into thick patties. Drizzle some olive oil on top of the patties and season them with salt and pepper.

7.     Bake for 15 minutes, take them out of the oven, flip them one by one, and bake for 10 minutes more.

8.    Take them out and enjoy them with your preferred sauce and a side of veggies!