24 May 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Easy Felafel Recipe

Full of fibre, folic acid, iron, maganese and protein, chickpeas are the main ingredient in this simple dish. They are also a very low fat complete protein food, which makes them all that much more appealing.


1 can chickpeas, drained (or about 2 cups of cooked)
2 TBSP flour
1 tsp cumin
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in food processor, and blend well.  Shape into small balls (1 1/2 inches in size) and fry in oil to brown on all sides. Serve hot in a pita, or as a side in place of meat.

11 Responses to “Easy Felafel Recipe”

  1. Erica T 24 May 2010 at 6:24 pm Permalink

    These look awesome, could you serve them like meatballs with a sweet and sour sauce?? I just might try that tomorrow for dinner 🙂

  2. Catherine Robertson 24 May 2010 at 6:26 pm Permalink

    Hey you 😉

    S&S Sauce might be a tad odd with them because of the cumin in them – but, if you have sour cream, or plain yogurt, make a sauce with that (think tzatziki sauce)

  3. Dawn Wentzell 25 May 2010 at 7:51 pm Permalink

    So *that’s* what falafels are! That’s totally easy and sounds yummy. And there’s so little flour in it that I could easily switch that out with an alternative with little consequence. Might try this sometime.

  4. Catherine Robertson 25 May 2010 at 7:52 pm Permalink

    Use Chickpea Flour Dawn!! :o)

  5. Anna 16 June 2010 at 3:08 pm Permalink

    I LOVE falafels thanks for the recipe but in trying to avoid fried foods wondering if they could be baked on parchment paper instead of frying?

  6. Catherine Robertson 16 June 2010 at 3:13 pm Permalink

    Interesting question – I don’t see why not! Try it, and let me know what happens :o)

  7. pierre 20 October 2010 at 9:33 am Permalink

    hey catherine , i made yesterday ur banana muffins and i thank u very much for the recipe .
    when it comes to falafel im lebanese and its part of our culture so id like to share my recipe with u cuz it could be way better .

  8. pierre 20 October 2010 at 9:34 am Permalink

    but im not sure if u mind to share it here or send it to u first !

  9. Catherine Robertson 20 October 2010 at 9:36 am Permalink

    PLEASE share Pierre!! We’d LOVE to see it! 🙂 I’ll try it for sure!!

  10. salsa recipe 13 December 2010 at 10:24 pm Permalink

    I made them today and they tasted great!! Thanks for sharing

  11. Mandy 18 October 2011 at 9:39 pm Permalink

    Hi! I just tried these today and when I fried them, they disintegrated into the oil! What did I do wrong??

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