Traditional Falafel

Traditional Falafel

Traditional Falafel

Learn how to make falafel, a delicious Middle Eastern recipe for crispy, fried chickpeas balls are one of the best vegan foods

March 31, 2012

Cuisine

Dietary Consideration

serves for

4

total time

1 HR 20 MIN

ingredients

500 g dried, soaked in water for 24 hours
Garlic
1 clove
Onion
¼
Coriander
2,5 g, ground
cumin
2,5 g, ground
Parsley
1 g, chopped
salt
5 gr
Lemon juice
5 ml
Black pepper
2,5 g
Oil
As needed, for frying

Preparation

  • Once the chickpeas have finished soaking, mash them in a bowl together with the spices until they are well-mixed, but not a purée.
  • If necessary, add a bit of water and adjust the salt, pepper and lemon according to taste.
  • Shape into balls, about the size and shape of a slightly flattened walnut, then let them rest in the refrigerator for a half hour.
  • Fry them in boiling oil for about five minutes, turning them, until they form a golden crust.
  • Serve with tahini (sesame sauce), hummus, or yogurt.

Curious about the origins and history of this falafel? Read our article!

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