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Beetroot Falafel Recipe From Dubai's Markette Restaurant

Let This Beetroot Falafel Add Some Color to Your Summer Lunches

Situated in The Dubai Mall and BOXPARK, Markette has something for everyone. You can enjoy a selection of mixed platters; from Mexican, Asian, Indian, Fresh and Italian cuisines, plus Middle Eastern-inspired delights like this summery beetroot falafel.

Beetroot Falafel


Beetroot Falafel Recipe From Dubai's Markette Restaurant


  1. Pita bread - 2 pieces
    Rocket - 1 cup
    Cherry tomato - 5-6
    Radish - 3-4
    Cucumber - 1/2
    Red onion - 1/2
    Beetroot, boiled - 2 medium sized
    Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
    Salt - 1 tsp
    Onion chopped - 1/3
    Cumin Powder - 1 ½ tbsp
    Arabic Spice - 1 tsp
    Chick peas fresh soak - 2 tins
    Chicken Powder - 1 tbsp
    Coriander Leaves - 1/2 bunch


  1. Soak the chickpeas for a minimum of 8 hours (try not to use tinned, it will make the falafel really wet). Once soaked, drain for a few minutes and pat dry with some kitchen towel. Leave to one side.
  2. Peel and dice the beetroot and place in a preheat conventional oven and put on roasting at around 35 minutes at 160*c.
  3. Add in the chickpeas, coriander, chili, garlic and seasoning with salt & pepper. Cover the bowl with cling film and cook in the microwave on a high heat for 8 minutes. Place all the ingredients into a blender, add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and blitz for 10 seconds so it is still a chunky consistency.
  4. Make the mixture into small balls and give a round shape. Ready for frying.
  5. Serve straight from the fryer by placing in the serving dish, arrange the salad, drizzle with Goat Cheese Dressing and Balsamic Reduction.
Image Source: Markette
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