Popular lebanese recipes of Chickpea fritters usually served with tahina sauce. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Main Ingredients Chickpeas, Garlic
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Falafel

  • 1 cup Chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic
  • 4-5 Spring onion greens chopped
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • a pinch Soda bicarbonate
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs
  • for deep-frying Oil


  1. Drain and put the chickpeas in a mixer jar. Add garlic and spring onions with greens and grind without adding any water. Transfer into a bowl. Chop parsley and coriander leaves and add. Add salt, soda bicarbonate, pepper powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Add breadcrumbs and mix well.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Shape the mixture into cylinders and flatten slightly. Gently slide them into the hot oil and deep fry on medium heat till golden.
  3. You can also place small quantities of the mixture in a tbsp moistened with water and shape with the help of another moistened tbsp to make smooth oval falafels and deep fry them. Drain on absorbent paper. You can serve them by themselves with tahina dip. Or serve them with pita bread.

Nutrition Info

Calories 707
Carbohydrates 117.5
Protein 25.2
Fat 26.4