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Servings: 16

Easy Homemade Falafel

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Easy Homemade Falafel - quick to make, perfect for a delicious and nutritious meal. Enjoy on its own, or you can add it to a salad or pita bread pocket sandwich.
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  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas — , drained well (peel them if you have time)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves — , pressed
  • 1 medium onion — , grated
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper — (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs — (I used Panko)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • yogurt sauce


  1. Place chickpeas in a deep bowl. Using a potato masher, mash chickpeas so there are no big pieces.
  2. Add lemon juice, garlic, onion, parsley, baking powder, cumin, salt, Cayenne pepper. Mix to combine.

  3. Add egg, bread crumbs and olive oil. Stir to combine.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls and place them on a plate, lined with parchment paper.
  5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan oven medium- high heat (350 F if you own a candy/frying thermometer).. You need about 2 inches of oil. Fry falafel until golden, be careful not to burn it. It takes about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  7. Serve on its own or in pita pockets.

Recipe Notes

Calories do not include the sauce.
Course: Appetizer

Nutrition Information

Calories: 63, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 206mg, Potassium: 96mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 190%, Vitamin C: 3.9%, Calcium: 37%, Iron: 1%