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Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min
Servings: 12
The sweetness of the peas and carrots makes this a tasty and vegie-packed version of felafel


  • 1 x 400 g can no-added-salt chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup carrot, sweet potato or pumpkin, grated
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbs wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cumin, optional
  • 1 tsp ground coriander, optional
  • 1 tbs canola oil


  1. Mash the chickpeas and peas together in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher.
  2. With your hands, squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the grated vegetables and add them the bowl.
  3. Add all the other ingredients (except the oil) and mix well.
  4. Take a big spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball with your hands. Flatten the ball and place on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  5. Heat half the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Add about half the balls, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown, then flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Place them on paper towel while you cook the rest of the balls.

Note: If you have a food processor or stick blender with a bowl attachment, add all the ingredients (except the oil) to the food processor and blitz till you get a chunky but sticky texture. Then continue from step 4.


Grated zucchini or finely chopped capsicum and broccoli would also work well in this dish- just use up whatever vegetables you have.

Serving Suggestion:

Use in a sandwich or wrap with salad and sweet chilli sauce.


Storage: Individually wrap in cling wrap and freeze for up to 3 months and place in lunchboxes still frozen. They will be defrosted by recess time.

Healthy tip!

Try mustard instead of mayonnaise to add extra flavour to your salads and sandwiches.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 247 kJ 532 kJ
59 Cal 127 Cal
Protein 2.3 g 4.9 g
Fat, total 2.2 g 4.6 g
— saturated 0.2 g 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 6.3 g 13.6 g
— sugars 1.3 g 2.9 g
Sodium 87 mg 186 mg
Fibre 2.3 g 5 g

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Comments (8)

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Susan, yes Sarah is correct that the nutrition information is calculated using one patty as one serving. Thanks, GM
    Posted on: 18 Jun 24

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    I would say one is a serve? Because it makes 12 patties.
    sarah Oakley
    Posted on: 13 Jun 24

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    how many are in a serve?
    Susan Nicgorski
    Posted on: 10 Jun 24

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    Great afternoon snack ,we serve it with a tomato relish and a little rocket thankyou
    Posted on: 15 Jan 20

  • LiveLighter

    Hi Carrie, I've added in the nutritional information for the recipe. -Gael
    Posted on: 24 Jul 18

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