Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe

Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe
Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe

Falafel is a deep-fried ball, made from ground Garbanzo Beans or Fava Beans. Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze.


  • 1 cup Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Place one cup of canned chickpeas in pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes more, then let simmer on low for about an hour.
  2. Drain water and allow to cool chickpeas.

Falafel Recipe

  1. Make a thick paste of Chickpeas, Garlic, Onion, Coriander, Cumin, Salt, Pepper and flour in a food processor.
  2. Now make small Balls of this mixture.
  3. Fry in oil until golden brown.
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Serve hot with Tahini Sauce or Hummus.