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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 peeled
  • 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. Rinse the soaked chickpeas. Then add them to a blender.

    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. Pulse for a minute until you get a very fine crumble.

    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. Then add this to a large mixing bowl. Now add the shallot, garlic and parsley, mint and cilantro to the blender.

    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. Blend until you get a fine mixture. Add this to the chickpea crumble also.

    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. Stir. Then add the baking powder. Season with the ground cumin, garam masala, curcuma, cinnamon and a good dash of pepper and salt to taste. Also drizzle with the olive oil.

    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. Stir the wet chickpea crumble well and then make 12 to 14 even balls.

    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. Put the falafels on a clean plate and 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. 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!
  8. 8. Fry them for 3 to 4 minutes until they are golden brown on all sides.

    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!
  9. 9. Transfer the fried falafels onto some kitchen paper to drain. 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!