Falafel Recipe


Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). Falafel is a traditional Arab food, usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket to hold other toppings, such as salads, pickled vegetables, harissa,  ect, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack, or served as an appetizer.

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Falafel Recipe
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Levant
Serves: 30 Falafel Balls
  • 250 grams dried Chick Peas
  • ½ Big Yellow Onion
  • ¼ bushel of Parsley
  • ¼ bushel of Cilantro
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp whole Coriander Seeds
  • Oil for frying
  1. Cover Chick Peas with 3 inches of water in a mixing bowl and let soak overnight. The following day strain the water and rinse the Chick Peas.
  2. Now feed the Chick Peas through a meat grinder, while at the same time alternatively adding the Onion, Parsley, Cilantro, and Garlic through the grinder as well (you can also use a food processor if you don't have a grinder, but be careful to not over-process!).
  3. Add all the spices to the ground up contents and mix well.
  4. Cover the Falafel mixture and place in a cold fridge for about 1 hour (this is too aid in the frying process).
  5. In a frying pan, add enough oil to deep fry the Falafel balls.
  6. Make the Falafel balls about 1½ inches in diameter and fry till a nice golden brown color (2-3 minutes per side to brown. 5-6 minutes total).
  7. Serve in a pita, or as a snack dipped in tahini sauce.