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How to Make Falafel | Falafel Recipe


Learn how to make homemade falafel. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.  


2 cups (400g) dried chickpeas, don’t use canned 

1 small Onion

3-5 garlic cloves

1/3 bunch Parsley

1/2 bunch Cilantro

4 tablespoons (30g) Flour/breadcrumbs or chickpea flour for gluten free version

1¼ teaspoon Salt 

1/4 teaspoon Pepper

1 teaspoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Paprika

2 teaspoons baking soda

Oil for frying

For serving: pita bread, tahini sauce, salad.


1. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl over them by about 2-3 inches of cold water.  Let soak overnight, then wash and drain.

2. Put washed and drained chickpeas into a food processor, add garlic cloves, onion, parsley, cilantro, baking soda and spices. process until smooth but crumbly.

3. Transfer to a large bowl, add breadcrumbs and mix until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Heat oil to 360˚F (180˚C).

5. Remove falafel mixture from the fridge and using wet hands shape into 1-inch balls.

6. Fry the falafels in batches, 4-6 at a time. Until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel.

7. Serve as is or in a pita bread with salad and tahini sauce.

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