Falafel | How to make Falafel

By Zeenath Amaanullah  |  12th Dec 2016  |  
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About Falafel Recipe

Falafel is a Lebanese deep fried ball made from white chickpeas or kabuli chana or fava beans .

Falafel, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Falafel is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Zeenath Amaanullah. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Falafel is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Falafel recipe by Zeenath Amaanullah. Falafel can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Falafel just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Falafel can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Falafel.


Ingredients to make Falafel

  • 1 cup Soaked chickpeas
  • 1 small to medium onion
  • 2-3 garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chill powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  • Sumac (optional) 1 tsp
  • A fistful mint leaves
  • Another fistful of coriander leaves
  • 1/4th tsp of baking soda

How to make Falafel

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl .
  2. Mash the chickpeas and mix everything well .
  3. Form the batter into small balls .
  4. Deep fry like the way you would do for pakoras .
  5. Keep turning them to ensure even cooking .
  6. Decorate it with coriander leaves , mint leaves and sumac.
  7. Serve falafel hot with either pita bread or just by themselves .

My Tip:

Falafels can also be baked . Leftover batter can also be frozen in a zip lock bag and can be used up to a few weeks . Sumac is a reddish-pink , tangy middle eastern spice .

Reviews for Falafel (3)

Paromita Sengupta2 years ago

Just love it! Super.. thanks
Zeenath Amaanullah
a year ago
Thanks a lot dear..

Shoba Bharathraj2 years ago

So nice :)
Zeenath Amaanullah
a year ago
thanx a lot dear Shoba ji..

Shiva Pande2 years ago

Wow! looks amazing
Zeenath Amaanullah
a year ago
thanx a bunch dear Shiva..