Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern dish, Falafel is a delicious patty made from ground chickpeas or fava beans and is usually served in a pita which acts as a pocket or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce and drizzled with tahini based sauces.



Kabuli chana/Chick peas-200 gms

Onion-1 big or 2 mdeium

Oil-for deep frying

Coriander leaves-1 medium bunch cleaned washed and chopped

Green chillies-4-5

Garlic-4-5 cloves

Cumin Powder-1 tsp

Pepper powder-2tsp

Salt-a/c taste

Baking soda-1/2 tsp

Bread slices-2 remove the sides

All purpose flour-3 Tbsp

Preparations & METHOD:

  1. Wash chickpeas and soak overnight or 5 to 6 hours.Chop the onions(small) and green chillies.
  2. Drain the water completely from chickpeas.
  3. Grind chickpeas,Onions,green chillies,garlic,cumin powder,pepper  powder and salt in to a coarse paste.Do not add water.
  4. Take out in a bowl and then add crushed bread slices.You can also bread crumbs if the paste is still watery.
  5. Grease your palms and make the  shape you want..generally it is made into round balls.Here, I made it into patties to cook evenly.Roll them in a flour.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan slowly drop into hot oil and fry on medium flame till golden brown…Now Enjoy!!!!


  • Makes 10-15.
  • Serve with Tahini sauce as a snack or wrap in roti with onions,cucumbers.


Author: Hash Shaik

Homemaker. Born in Andhra Pradesh,India. Living in Hyderabad, India. I am here to help for people like just married couple, students in abroad, don’t know what & how to cook etc. If you love  Indian & Continental food, Veg & NonVeg, this website is very helpful for you. I try to upload new recipe posts

2 thoughts on “Falafel

  1. Assalam alaikum,..
    Dear hash Shaik,
    I am thankful to you because my family members liked this recipe a lot. This snak item is very healthy when compared to frozen nuggets etc. And it is also very tasty…..
    Jazakallahu Khaira

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