Instant Pot Falafel

Course Snack
Cuisine Arabian
Keyword chickpeas, Falafel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 154 kcal


  • 1 cup chickpeas precooked
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Blend chickpeas, garlic, onion, cilantro, parsley, tahini, cumin and salt in the mixer to obtain a thick paste.

  2. Add also chickpea flour and stir well.

  3. Shape some small balls with your hands.

  4. Pour sesame oil into your Instant Pot.

  5. Press “Sauté” and add your balls.

  6. Cook them for about 5 minutes, until they are roasted and browned on each side.

Recipe Notes

You can also steam them using the trivet, but you would obtain a softer product, not really similar to authentic falafel.