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Homemade Crispy Falafel Recipe

Falafel is a kind of deep-fried ball made of hydrated chickpeas and seasoned up with different kinds of herbs and spices such as parsley, onion, garlic, thyme, hot pepper, mint, and dill. It makes a great meal when accompanied by a colorful portion of tabouleh, or a piece of pita with a creamy sauce.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Israeli, Lebanese, Oriental
Keyword: chickpeas, chickpeas recipe, Falafel, falafel recipe, green recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 112kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • frying pan


  • 1 cup chickpeas dried
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill chopped
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 2 tbsp chickpeas flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Have the chickpeas soaked in water overnight
  • Thoroughly wash the fresh herbs
  • Peel the garlic and the onion, cut into big pieces. 
  • Remove the seeds from the chili pepper
  • Take the food processor and put in the chickpeas, onion, garlic, chili pepper, the herbs, and the spices
  • Pulse the food processor for 1 minute; scrape down the sides when needed
  • Pour everything in a large bowl and add the baking powder and the chickpeas flour. Gently mix
  • Fill one tablespoon with the mix and roll in your hands to form balls. Arrange on baking sheet
  • Preheat oil in a large frying pan
  • Put balls to fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat flipping sides
  • Take out and lay on paper towel to have the extra oil absorbed
  • Serve with additional salad or sauce


Sodium: 600mg | Calcium: 111mg | Vitamin C: 36mg | Vitamin A: 1431IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 457mg | Calories: 112kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Iron: 3mg