Falafel Recipe | Easy Authentic Falafel Recipe: Step-By-Step


Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; "falafel" also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. 

This small and simple snack is easy to make but has a taste that you couldn't resist. Deep-fried chickpea snack has a non-vegetarian taste too So If you do not like to eat the veg dishes taste 

Ingredients Required in this recipe:

  1. Dried Chickpeas-  Cup
  2. Onion 1 small, chopped.
  3. Garlic Cloves -5 numbers.
  4. Lemon Juice Tablespoon.
  5. Coriander leaves-12 Cup, chopped.
  6. Parsley leaves Cup.
  7. Cumin Powder-1/2 Teaspoon.
  8. Black Pepper powder- 1/2 Teaspoon.
  9. Paprika Powder-1/2 Teaspoon.
  10. Salt to taste.
  11. Baking Soda- 1/2 Teaspoon.
  12. Chickpea flour-1/4 Teaspoon.
  13. Oil for deep frying.

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash and rinse the chickpeas in water. Soak in water for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the water and pat it dry.
  3. Transfer them to a food processor. Pulse the food processor. Do not blend completely.
  4. The final mixture should resemble coarse sand.
  5. Add onion, garlic, lemon juice, coriander, parsley, cumin powder, Black Pepper Powder, Paprika or chili Powder, salt to taste, and baking soda in the same food processor jar.
  6. Pulse a little bit at a time until the mixture is finely ground. You’ll know it’s ready when the texture is more like a coarse meal.
  7. Transfer the falafel mixture to a bowl,
  8. Add in chickpea flour or besan and mix well.  cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. The chilled mixture will hold together better, making it easier to form the falafel patties.
  9. Scoop small-sized balls and form them into balls or patties (if you go the patties route, do not flatten them too much, you want them to still be nice and fluffy when they're cooked.)
  10. Frying is the traditional way to cook falafel and yields the most authentic and best result. 
  11. Heat the oil on medium-high until it bubbles softly (your oil should be hot but not too hot that it causes the falafel to fall apart.
  12. You can serve falafel for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Most Egyptians, and others throughout the Middle East actually start their day with falafel, much like many here in the States start with a bowl of cereal.