Falafel, a delicious delicacy made of protein-packed chickpeas, is popular in the Middle East, however have you ever had them in a waffle format? This Falafel Waffles recipe by chefs Ron Pietruszka and Magdi Majdi Alhinani will change the way you see the once savory treat.



  • 2 kg dry chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1.5kg split broad beans, soaked overnight
  • 300g onion
  • 200g garlic
  • 100g mint leaves
  • 30g salt
  • 30g cumin powder
  • 20g white pepper
  • 300g fresh parsley

Waffle Batter

  • 140g sugar
  • 500g flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 20g bicarbonate of soda



  • Wash and dry the chick peas and broad beans. Mix with all falafel ingredients.
  • Mince falafel mixture in a meat mincer to make a fine paste.
  • To prepare the waffle batter, mix eggs, sugar, milk and soda to form a runny batter.
  • Mix falafel l and waffle mixes together until they form a smooth batter. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the waffle machine and lightly grease with pan coating.
  • Pour the batter into the waffle machine and close the lid until done.
  • Serve hot accompanied with tahini sauce, hummus and/or sweet potato mutabel.

Chefs Ron Pietruszka and Magdi Majdi Alhinani are based at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC