How to Make Homemade Falafel - Falafel Recipe

How to Make Homemade Falafel - Falafel Recipe

2019-02-04
4 Stars (27 Voters)
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Homemade falafel recipe- If you ever tried falafel you must have loved it. With this easy recipe you can try to make it by yourself. The result is super crispy and delicious falafel balls. Ans of course it is a vegan recipe.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
1¼ hours
WORK TIME
20 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Middle eastern
INGREDIENTS
    • 2 cups (400g) dried chickpeas, don’t use canned
    • 1 small Onion
    • 3-5 garlic cloves
    • 1/3 bunch Parsley
    • 1/2 bunch Cilantro
    • 4 tablespoons (30g) Flour/breadcrumbs or chickpea flour for gluten free version
    • 1¼ teaspoon Salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • Oil for frying
    • For serving: pita bread, tahini sauce, salad.
DIRECTIONS

1. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl over them by about 2-3 inches of cold water. Let soak overnight, then wash and drain.

2. Put washed and drained chickpeas into a food processor, add garlic cloves, onion, parsley, cilantro, baking soda and spices. process until smooth but crumbly.

3. Transfer to a large bowl, add breadcrumbs and mix until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Heat oil to 360˚F (180˚C).

5. Remove falafel mixture from the fridge and using wet hands shape into 1-inch balls.

6. Fry the falafels in batches, 4-6 at a time. Until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel.

7. Serve as is or in a pita bread with salad and tahini sauce.

COMMENTS (2)
  • L
    Lori
    5/21/2019

    I can't eat chickpeas for health reasons. Can any other bean be substituted for chickpeas?

    Reply
  • T
    Tita
    4/1/2020

    fava beans?

    Reply
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