This falafel recipe is really easy to make. Falafel balls are mainly made and eaten North Africa. Their origin is believed to be in Egypt where the Copts used it in place of meat during Lent. They can be eaten as an appetizer, but are usually stuffed into a pita with tahini sauce and green salad vegetables or used to make a wrap.

Falafel is commonly sold by street and market vendors and is also easily found in fast food restaurants in some North African countries.

NOTE:   Most North African recipes use fava beans. The recipe below uses chickpeas but you can replace them with fava beans.

To Make this recipe, you will need the following:


2 cups soaked chickpeas or 2 canned chickpeas or 1 cup dry unsoaked
½ cup onion, minced
3 tbsp garlic, minced
¼ cup parsely, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
2 tbsp flour
salt & pepper to season

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Divide mixture into 8-10 equal portions and then shape into small balls.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for about 30-60 min or overnight.
FRYING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oil to 350°F. Drop falafel balls into oil with a large spoon and cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown in color. Remove and drain on a plate with paper towel. Serve warm with Tahini Sauce!

BAKING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 350°F. Place falafel balls on a baking dish or tray and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown in color. Remove from oven and serve warm with Tahini Sauce!


  • They can be stuffed into pita bread or you can easily make a wrap. Just add salad greens and some tahini sauce and you can turn them into a delicious meal.
  • As a snack, they contain both healthy vegetable protein and high fiber, making them a great choice for vegetarians and a good break when you don't want to eat meat.

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