View Full Version : homemade falafel recipe please

Mar 14th, 2009, 07:07 PM
last year i made some falafels using dried chickpeas soaked overnight then without being cooked they were whizzed up with tumeric etc, then shallow fried or done in the oven.

for the life of me i can't find the recipe again.

does anyone have a recipe using dried chickpeas as a base please?


Mar 14th, 2009, 08:40 PM
There are literally hundreds of falafel recipes but I use this one modified from Vegan With A Vengeance. I calls for tinned chickpeas but you can use soaked dried ones too.

275g chickpeas
1 slice wholemeal bread
2tbsp plain flour
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp baking powder
1tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne
4tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt

I don't usually bother with the coriander and I use dried parsley. Chuck everything in a blender. Make up about 8 falafels and leave in fridge for half an hour. I usually shallow fry

Mar 14th, 2009, 10:51 PM
and add some chopped onion perhaps?

Mar 14th, 2009, 11:04 PM
er..yes there's onion in the recipe. It all goes in the blender.

Mar 15th, 2009, 12:10 AM
oops sorry! Must not have given it a thorough look. It's the perfect falafel then!

Mar 16th, 2009, 11:34 AM
*cough* Cumin! *cough*

Although with falafel's that taste that good, wouldn't be surprised if it's a secret recipe ;)

Mar 16th, 2009, 03:23 PM
And lemon!!

Add the juice of a small lemon !!


Mar 16th, 2009, 06:36 PM
As I said, there are literally hundreds of recipes ;)