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Homemade Falafel

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 falafel balls
Author: Shinee
These homemade vegetarian falafel balls are packed with flavor and make a perfect appetizer in just 2 steps.
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  • 1 can 15oz/425gr chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup tightly packed parsley
  • 2-3 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons 16gr all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Hummus for serving if desired


  • In a food processor, place all the ingredients, except for frying oil.
  • Pulse the mixture until it’s nice and smooth.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, divide the mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll each ball between your palms to smooth out.
  • Heat the oil (at least 2 inches deep) to 350°F (175°C).
  • Fry the falafel balls until nice and golden brown, 6-8 balls at a time, about 3 minutes.
  • Make sure the oil temperature doesn’t drop below 350°F (175°C), or falafel balls will fall apart.
  • Remove the balls onto a baking sheet lined with paper towel and cooling rack, so that they stay crispy longer.


For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.