Easy Falafel Curry

by Becca
3 people
30 min

This falafel curry is a brilliant way to serve falafel, coated in a creamy, spicy sauce – it makes such a hearty, filling curry! Perfect served over rice or with naan bread for dipping.

Falafel might not be an ingredient you often find in curry, but it works so well! The creamy curry sauce coats the falafel beautifully, like little chickpea dumplings. It’s full of flavour, and easy to make too – read on to find out how!

How to serve falafel

Falafel is such a vegan staple – it’s one of those things that will feature as the vegan option in 90% of restaurants these days.

But it’s often served in the same way – just on its own, with some salad and pitta bread, maybe a bit of hummus.

This may be the traditional way to eat falafel, but I always like to do things a bit differently, and I think falafel curry might just be my new favourite way to serve falafel!

Just coat the crispy falafel in a silky smooth curry sauce, and they become soft and moist and extra tasty. It’s a revelation!

Recipe details
  • 3  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • ~ 18 pieces of falafel (6 per person)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 mild red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste (or fresh minced ginger)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 400 g tin ~ 1 1/3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 400 ml (~ 1 1/2 cups) tinned coconut milk (I used light)
  • Large handful fresh spinach
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Bake the falafel according to the instructions on the packet – it should take around 20 minutes. Make sure it’s nice and crispy.
Meanwhile, heat a dash of oil in a deep frying pan, and add the sliced onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, until the onion has softened. Add the turmeric and garam masala, and cook for a few minutes more. You can add a dash of water if the mixture feels too dry – it should be the texture of a paste.
Next add the tin of chopped tomatoes and the coconut milk, and bring to a gentle simmer. Leave it to cook for a while – the exact timing doesn’t really matter, but at least 10 minutes or so will give a nice rich sauce (a bit longer is fine too!).
Add a handful of spinach to the sauce, and allow it to wilt for a couple of minutes, then add the crispy falafel. Stir gently to coat the falafel in the sauce, season to taste, and serve immediately.
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  • PHIL PHIL on Apr 16, 2021

    What is Falafel?

    • Joanne Wright Joanne Wright on Apr 16, 2021

      Why are you rating this two stars if you don't even know what it is? Have you tried the recipe?

  • Lori Lori on Apr 16, 2021

    looks delish, i might try this tonight.