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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.


    Nicole Garay 6 days ago
    Great recipe however I added double parsley, garlic, and double spices. amazing
    Alexandra Medina 20 days ago
    Could have used a bit more flavor but still came out good. Everyone enjoyed them.
    Marian Harris a month ago
    Whipped to thin needed more flower still delicious
    Mandy Screven 2 months ago
    I added a lot more spices to achieve the taste I wanted and I used my Air-Fryer! Which works perfectly! I used lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 tbsp of tahini, 8 cloves garlic, doubled the cumin, doubled the coriander, and the salt and pepper- we loved them!
    BRIAN HICKS SR 3 months ago
    Great, in grapeseed oil and an air fryer.
    Lorraine P. 3 months ago
    Looking forward to trying this recipe. For 20+ years I've been using a prepackaged mix from a Middle Eastern market I love. I would, hover, like to tell Stefanie Ricci that there is a vast difference between ground coriander (ground dry seeds) and fresh coriander (cilantro leaves).
    Paul Fuge 6 months ago
    Tried to use a blender and broke it. Turned out really good otherwise.
    Stefanie Ricci 6 months 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. 6 months ago
    Loved it! Making it for a potluck!
    pyc 9 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 9 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!
    M 9 months ago
    It turn out great. I love it Thanks
    Josephine P. 10 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 10 months ago
    Good, but I personally like it with more flavor. I will add more spices next time
    Janis Cohen a year ago
    Delicious! I cooked them on a griddle instead of frying them. Definitely will use this recipe again.
    Diane B. a year 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 a year 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 a year ago
    The recipe turned out great!
    Darren Berg a year ago
    Awesome. Will make again
    good stuff, tasted fantastic
    Jenna Nicole a year 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 a year ago
    Best falafel recipe I have tried! 10 stars!!
    JBW a year ago
    Simply wondefful! This recipe is so easy and the falafel is yummy....or, should I say yummly?! Thank you very much.
    Chip a year 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 2 years ago
    Great, thank you!!!!
    Erlend Neergaard 2 years 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!