Healthy Homemade Falafel


30 min

Healthy Homemade Falafel

Healthy Homemade Falafel Photo 1


30 min


4 persons




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Author: Antonina Blum

Falafel is a spicy fried chickpea balls . You can serve them with any sauces, like a side dish or main course. Since ancient times, falafel is also prepared as a substitute for meat. The recipe is very simple, the only thing you need to take care of in advance is to soak the chickpeas in water the day before.


  • chickpea : 250 g
  • garlic : 2 clove
  • lemon : 0.5 piece
  • sesame seeds : 2 Tbsp
  • paprica : 0.5 tsp (dround)
  • cumin seed : 0.5 tsp
  • cilantro : 0.5 tsp (seeds)
  • olive oil : 4 Tbsp
  • green onion : 5 g
  • vegetable oil : 200 ml (for deep-frying)
  • salt : 1 tsp
  • black pepper : 1 pinch

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prepare ingredients. Rinse the chickpeas and pour plenty of water, leave to swell for 10-12 hours.

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  2. Drain water from chickpeas. You do not need to cook it, otherwise the balls will break up when frying. Squeeze juice from half a lemon, peel the garlic. Puree chickpeas and garlic with a blender, adding lemon juice and a minimum amount of boiled water if necessary.

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  3. Put sesame, paprika, cumin seeds and cilantro in a bowl. Add olive oil. Puree with a blender.

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  4. Add chopped spices with olive oil to chickpeas. Wash green onions, chop and add to chickpeas. Salt, pepper to taste and stir.

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  5. Prepare walnut-sized balls.

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  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a tall pan. Oil should completely cover falafel. Dip balls one by one in boiling oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until ruddy.

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  7. Remove the falafel with a spoon and immediately spread it on a paper towel so that it absorbs excess fat.

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