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Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!

Homemade Falafel Recipe

Falafels are my favorite vegetarian finger food and they are also easy to make at home!

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 to 14 falafels
Calories per serving 106 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10,5 oz dried chickpeas (300 g), soaked overnight
  • 1 small shallot peeled
  • a small handful fresh parsley
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • a small handful fresh cilantro
  • a small handful fresh mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp curcuma powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • frying oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Add the onion, garlic, parsley, mint and cilantro to the bowl of the Cook Processor fitted with the MultiBlade.

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
  2. 2. Then close the lid. Press Pulse. Add the drained chickpeas.

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
  3. 3. Close the lid and press Pulse. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then add the cumin, garam masala, curcuma and cinnamon. Also add the baking powder, olive oil and some pepper and salt.

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
  4. 4. Close the lid and press Pulse until you get a chickpea crumble. Check the seasoning and add extra salt to taste. The crumble should be moist and sticky. Then make a small ball and see if it keeps together. If the mixture falls apart, add an extra tablespoon of olive oil to the crumble. Pulse and then try making a ball again until it works. You should be able to make 12 to 14 even falafel balls in the end.

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
  5. 5. Put the falafel balls on a plate and then chill them in the fridge for 30 minutes. Pour an inch (2,5 cm) of frying oil in a non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat until hot. Then add the falafels (in batches if necessary).

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
  6. 6. Fry them for 5 minutes until golden brown.

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!
  7. 7. Then transfer the falafels onto some kitchen paper. Serve hot.

    Falafels are my favorite vegetarian food and they are so easy to make at home! Here's the best homemade falafel recipe you will ever make, I swear!