How to Freeze Uncooked HummusPrepare falafel according to recipe directions, but do not bake or fry. Mold into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in freezer and allow falafel to freeze until slightly frozen (about an hour so). Remove cookie sheet from freezer and quickly place falafel balls into a freezer safe bag or container. Place back into freezer. Frozen uncooked falafel should last about 6 months in the freezer. Any longer, I have found that the taste and consistency is compromised too much.
To thaw uncooked falafel, place in refrigerator the day before you plan to eat it.
How to Freeze Cooked FalafelCook falafel according to recipe instructions. You can shape them into balls or patties -- either will freeze well. Allow to cool to room temperature. Place on cookie sheet and allow to freeze for about an hour. Place in single layers in plastic freezer bag. If you wish to place them in an airtight container, place wax paper in-between the layers to prevent sticking. Thaw in refrigerator and then bake or microwave. You can also reheat them directly in the oven from the freezer at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time.
I find that frozen uncooked falafel bake especially well. It's a healthier alternative to frying. I have noticed that the longer I freeze them, the more easily they fall apart when frying.