- Step 1
Process the onion, garlic and coriander in a small food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Add the mashed chickpeas, beetroot, tahini and 2 teaspoons of cumin. Season well. Mix to combine. Roll 1-tablespoons portions of the falafel mixture into small balls and place on a tray. Chill for 15 mins.
- Step 2
Meanwhile, to make the parsley salad, place the parsley, tomato, shallot and oil in a bowl. Season well and toss to combine.
- Step 3
Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, ground coriander and remaining cumin in a bowl.
- Step 4
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook the pita, 1 at a time, for 1-2 mins each side or until golden, then transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Heat remaining oil in the pan over medium heat. Cook the falafel, turning, for 4-5 mins or until browned all over.
- Step 5
Serve the falafel with the pita, yoghurt sauce and parsley salad.