Thursday 14 February 2013

Falafel Recipe - Middle Eastern Dish/Falafel Recipe/How to make Falafel Recipe with step by step photos

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern dish.  Since today is Valentine's day, I have planned a special exotic dinner for us. And today it's going to be Mediterranean menu, Falafel with pita bread, salad and hummus.

Falafel is a very filling vegetarian dish, is perfect as a starter, or a main course or just a snack. In this post I ‘am going to show you how to make Falafel with step by step instructions and photos.


250 gms
Garlic Cloves
4 tsp finely chopped
4 tsp finely chopped
1 finely chopped
Green Chillies
4 finely chopped
Cumin Powder
1 tsp
Rice flour or All purpose flour
1 tbsp
Baking Soda
¾ tsp
Black Pepper Powder
1 tsp
Chilli Powder
1 tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
As needed
As needed

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar

In a large bowl add the chickpeas, pour enough water to cover the chickpeas and soak it overnight.

Drain the water and grind it in the mixer or blender coarsely. Next add the parsley, coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic and run the mixer one more time. Do not over grind it.

Now transfer it to the bowl, add onions, chilli powder, coriander powder, rice flour, pepper powder, cumin powder, baking soda, salt and mix them real good.

Now make small balls and fry them in the oil.
Serve the falafel with pita bread(store bought) or chapatti, salad and hummus.

Now delectable and mouth watering falafel is ready ....

Other Middle Eastern Recipes that might be of your interest....

Tahini Paste


Baba Ganoush

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  1. romba vidiyasama iruku... try panni parkuren..

  2. Try pannunga ,romba nalla irrukkum...

  3. super delicious and super yummy!!! love this protein packed dish!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  4. Thank you very much for the comments, Will try and send more recipes...

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Chitra, you gotta try you will surely like it...

  6. Fully nutritious and crunchy falafel.

  7. Nice preaparation, looks delicious.


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