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Aditi Bahl
780 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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A mediteranian delight. Small balls made from chickpeas and seasoned to get those authentic middle eastern flavours on your platter. An easy recipe to recreate the flavours of the Mediterranean kitchen.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Kitty Parties
  • Middle Eastern
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 cups chickpeas soaked overnight
  2. 2 small onion, finely chopped
  3. 3-5 cloves garlic ( medium thick)
  4. 2 tbsp Flour
  5. 1½ tsp salt or as per taste
  6. 2 tsp cumin
  7. 1 tsp ground coriander
  8. ¼ tsp black pepper
  9. ¼ tsp red chilli powder or degi mirch
  10. 1 tsp Lemon juice
  11. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  12. ¼th tsp soda-bi-carb( optional)
  13. ½ cup Coriander leaves chopped or parsley chopped.
  14. ½ tsp. green chilies chopped (optional)
  15. Canola Oil / Any vegetable oil for frying.


  1. Soak the chick peas overnight .
  2. Drain the water in the morning and put these straight into the food processor.
  3. Add all the rest of the ingredients and grind them together.
  4. Remember you need to keep the mixture a little grainy ,don’t over grind or itll turn into hummus.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a bowl with a lid.
  6. Refrigerate this for atleast 2 hours. I suggest if you have to make these in the evening then prepare the mixture in the afternoon,so there is no rush and it can rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  7. After 2 hour, Mix soda bicarb into the mixture dissolved in 1tbsp water( this step is optional as this is tho make the balls a bit fluffy) .Now,heat oil in a skillet or pan only upto half the height of the falafel ball.Fry them in hot oil t
  8. Serve hot with pita bread and hummus with some salad.

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Bhavisha Vaswani
Bhavisha Vaswani   Jul-01-2016

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