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  • 1 pound chickpeas (/garbanzo beans - you must start with dry, do NOT substitute canned, they will not work!)
  • 1 onion (small, roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 5 cloves garlic (I prefer roasted)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • vegetable oil (for frying, grapeseed, canola, and peanut oil work well)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium7% DV170mg
    Fat2% DV1g
    Protein2% DV<1g
    Carbs1% DV4g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories25Calories from Fat9
    Total Fat1g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat9
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Paul Fuge 13 days ago
    Tried to use a blender and broke it. Turned out really good otherwise.
    Stefanie Ricci 25 days ago
    Great flavour, they didn’t fall apart when I tried them like some other reviews mentioned I didn’t add ground coriander as I had fresh and used half the cayenne as suggested and they still had bite! Must have been all the garlic. Made enough for dinner plus leftovers and I can even freeze some .
    Stephanie L. a month ago
    Loved it! Making it for a potluck!
    pyc c. 4 months ago
    Ever since we moved I have been looking for a falafel recipe to replace the falafel sandwichs we used to get from Woody's Oasis. These are so good. Crispy outside with a yummy garlicky inside. Made sandwiches with regular fixings and pickled turnips just like I remembered. Didn't find a turnip recipe on this site so used David Lebowitz's recipe.
    Kelly L. M. 4 months ago
    Despite it being a bit chunkier than necessary (I don't have a food processor so it was a blender and a masher), they were great!! I used only 1 tsp of baking soda but it helped with the heavier texture. My kids had never had falafels before and even my picky eater gobbled down his share of 'chickpea doughnuts' while my oldest was dreaming up all sorts of ways to eat the leftovers (in pitas, subs, plain, with tomato sauce like meatballs) - he was disappointed that there weren't any left!!! Next time!
    Auri 4 months ago
    It turn out great. I love it Thanks
    Josephine P. 5 months ago
    The only thing I followed was the amount of beans and onions lol. I used half chickpeas/half black eyed peas, Adobo, ginger, cilantro, etc.. it came out really well!
    Melissa Dunnink 5 months ago
    Good, but I personally like it with more flavor. I will add more spices next time
    Janis Cohen 7 months ago
    Delicious! I cooked them on a griddle instead of frying them. Definitely will use this recipe again.
    Diane B. 7 months ago
    Super! The falafels held together really well I did use chickpea flour instead of all purpose and an ice cream scoop to scoop and pack it together. Would absolutely make these again and maybe just alter the fixins to go with a little bit. Great recipe who knew it as so easy!
    Peter 7 months ago
    My rendition was to make them flatter that way they would cook up more quickly with less oil. Also, as I was forming them they fell apart somewhat when I added them to the pan. Bottomline: they tasted great! I ate all the scraps (which was much, but WTH!). I will make again but first I will order a falafel scooper and follow directions more closely.
    Lee-Anne Theron 8 months ago
    The recipe turned out great!
    Darren Berg 9 months ago
    Awesome. Will make again
    Tristan Vanfossen 9 months ago
    good stuff, tasted fantastic
    Jenna N. 9 months ago
    The taste was delicious but my chick oeas were too dry ( were they old?) the falafel fell apart but we ate the fried crumbs. Anyway in our pitas. My son suggested that we freeze the rest and fry from frozen tomorrow...... ill let you know how it goes Ok so we froze on cookie sheet fir about an hour to firm up because i think I used too much chick pea... they were So crunchy and delicious
    Yo 9 months ago
    Best falafel recipe I have tried! 10 stars!!
    JBW 10 months ago
    Simply wondefful! This recipe is so easy and the falafel is yummy....or, should I say yummly?! Thank you very much.
    Chip 10 months ago
    Perfect! The flavor was awesome, the texture was just right I followed the recipe exactly and it worked out great. highly recommend.
    Jason a year ago
    super good. will definatly make again!
    Rose Scarn a year ago
    the spices are overwhelming. I ground the coriander and used a lot less, but it still was super potent
    Marta Sofia a year ago
    I did this recipe and turned out great! It's very well explained step by step and the flavor is wonderful.
    McKedy a year ago
    I made these last night exactly as the recipe says (except replacing cayenne with madras chili masala) and it is THE BEST falafel I have ever had. I've been feeling awkward trying to describe it without sounding braggy because I just made falafel that is quite honestly better than anything I've had at restaurants (and I have tried many). The flavor, including salt content (which is important), was spot on.
    Aixa a year ago
    Great, thank you!!!!
    Erlend Neergaard a year ago
    Perfect recipe. Must use dried chickpeas, not canned, and don’t run the processor too long. Can experiment with all sorts of spices for variation, but the original is very good!
    Alex Emmanuel a year ago
    didn't taste original
    Kendra Whorton 2 years ago
    My tester fell apart in the skillet so I baked them at 400 for about 15 minutes. Turned out great!
    Line Kingsbury 2 years ago
    I love this recipe although getting the consistency right is tricky. We bring them for Barbecues as a vegan alternative.
    Kate 2 years ago
    Super flavorful and fun to make.
    Christina 2 years ago
    Made this recipe today. Amped up on cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion, tumeric, and garlic powder. Wonderful flavor. I will try to make again, and probably will try to bake.
    Kendell Gill 2 years ago
    Used this recipe on at least two occasions Stuck to the recipe, mostly and falafels were perfect every time