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Easy Falafel Recipe

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A bowl of hummous is served with olive oil, falafel balls and sprinkled with chopped parsley alongside olives, a fresh onion, chili and lemon juice and red chili paste February 21, 2006 in a restaurant in Tel Aviv.
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Traditional falafel recipes using dried chickpeas can be time consuming. Soaking the beans and removing the shells is not ideal for those with a busy lifestyle. This recipe for falafel contains few ingredients which cuts down on preparation time. It's perfect for those who want an easier version of falafel.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • oil for frying (canola or vegetable)


Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour and combine well.

Mash chickpeas, making sure to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste.

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten.

Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (2-5 minutes).

Serve falafel by itself, or with hot pita bread with veggies, hummus, or tahini sauce.
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 5 out of 5
Easy falafel, Member DoryThomas

I made this recipe and it was easy and very tasty. I added oatmeal flour instead of regular flour, I was able to make the shape the balls and I fried them in olive oil.

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