Sweet Potato Falafels

These falafels are great wrapped in lettuce or toasted pitta bread with our curried coleslaw, hummus and pickles. Save some (if you can) and take them in your lunchbox the next day.

Preparation Time: 20 mins


(serves 4)

  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, about 700g
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 100g plain or gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pitta, hummus, pickles and lettuce to serve


Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Prick all over with a knife, then microwave the sweet potato whole for 8-10 mins until tender. Leave to cool a little, then peel.

Put the potato, cumin, garlic, ground and fresh coriander, lemon juice and flour into a large bowl. Season, then mash until smooth. Using a tablespoon, shape the mix into 20 balls. Put on an oiled baking sheet and bake for around 15 mins until the bases are golden brown, then flip over and bake for 15 mins more until brown all over.

Serve with hummus, coleslaw and pickles, wrapped in lettuce or toasted pitta, for a delicious mid week dinner.

This recipe is adapted  from BBC Good Food at www.bbcgoodfood.com