My Falafel Recipe

If you want to learn how to make falafel from scratch you came to the right page. This is my falafel recipe. Falafel is nutritious, vegetarian and most of all tastes great!

Israeli falafelFalafel is very easy to make. Picture by Morbuto.


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas. Do not use chickpeas out of a can!

  • 1 fairly large chopped onion

  • 4 cloves of garlic – chopped finely

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley – chopped

  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro – chopped

  • 5 tablespoon flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • Vegetable oil for frying

How to Make Falafel From the Above:

  1. Put the dried chickpeas in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let it soak overnight. Again – do not use chickpeas out of a can as they are too soft and are also kept in preservatives.

  2. Drain the chickpeas and place in a food processor. Add the onions, garlic, parsley, cilantro, salt and cumin. Process until you get an even puree.

  3. Add the flour and pulse the blender a bit to get the flour spread well within the puree. The flour helps the falafel mix stick together.

  4. Create the falafel balls out of the chickpea puree, by using your hands or a scoop. The balls should be a little smaller than a golf ball.

  5. Heat enough oil in a deep pan at about 350F (180C) –the oil should be enough to cover the falafel balls. Add the falafel balls and fry for about 5-6 minutes or until they get golden brown in color. Drain the excess oil from the balls on a plate covered with paper towel.

  6. Enjoy warm by itself, or stuffed in pita bread with hummus/tahini sauce and vegetable salad.

Here is a video that offers another falafel recipe:

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