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Deliciously Soft, Moist Falafel
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Street food
Servings 6
Calories 260 kcal


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tbsp flour or chickpea flour
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  • Drain the soaked chickpeas and rinse them with cold water.
  • In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt,and baking powder. Pulse until the mixture is finely ground but not pureed.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of flour and pulse until the mixture comes together like a coarse meal. If it’s still too wet,add another tablespoon of flour.
  • Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Heat the oil in a deep pot or fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  • Use a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop to form the falafel mixture into small balls, about 1-1/2 inches indiameter.
  • Carefully drop the falafel balls into the hot oil, frying them in batches for about 3-4 minutes, or until theyare golden brown and crispy
  • Remove the falafel from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve the hot falafel immediately with pita bread, hummus, and your choice of toppings.


fat 8g protein 27g calories 260kcal carbs 14g


Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 27gFat: 8g
Keyword Fast Food, Street food
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