A very popular Lebanese deep-fried snack made of chickpeas. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Chickpeas (kabuli chana), Garlic cloves
Cuisine Lebanese
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 8-10 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Falafel

  • 3 cups Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked for 8 hours
  • 8-10 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • for deep-frying Oil
  • 1 cup Refined flour (maida)


  1. Blend chickpeas in a blender. Add garlic and blend again. Add onion and little water and blend. Add coriander, parsley and a little water and blend again into a coarse mixture.
  2. Transfer mixture into a bowl. Add breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, cumin powder, black pepper powder, coriander powder, salt and baking soda and mix well.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Spread flour on a plate.
  4. Divide chickpea mixture into equal portions shaped into small patties. Dust them with flour and deep-fry falafels on medium heat till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve hot on a bed of lettuce.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3148
Carbohydrates 467.9
Protein 147.2
Fat 76.9
Other Fiber Iron- 38.6mg