Jul 7, 2008


1 pound canned chick-peas (drained)
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 cup breadcrumbs or fine bulgur
1 teaspoon ground coriander or cumin
1 teaspoon dried hot peppers
1 teaspoon garlic powder
vegetable oil (for frying)

1. Combine chick-peas with onion. Add parsley, lightly beaten egg and spices. Mix in blender. Add breadcrumbs until mixture forms a small ball without sticking to your hands. Form chick-pea mixture into small balls about the size of a quarter (one inch in diameter).

2. Flatten patties slightly and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain falafel balls on paper towels. Serve individually with toothpicks as an hors d'oeuvre or as a sandwich filling with chopped tomato, cucumber, radish, lettuce, onion, hummus and/or tahina inside pita bread.

Yields: 24

7 fabulous comments:

Audrey said...

I love falafel. When I was in Israel, I ordered it often :)

Jenny said...

I've never had Falafel, but boy does it look tasty! Beautiful pictures too!

meeso said...

Oh yum, homemade falafel! I need to try this instead of using frozen or boxed mix... I will try this soon :)

prettybaker said...

Shalom Noor!
I love falafel but I fond it intimidating to make at home...I think I should get over my fear..
Love you blog but I think I missed the baking round up

Emaline said...

I am making this for dinner tonight! I had these all the time when I lived in Germany and loved them! Thanks for a great recipe!

Manuela said...

I have never done falafel, but I have seen the recipe so many times that I have to try it. I think I can find here all the ingredients.

Congratulations on your blog, I will return for sure :-)

Manuela said...

I did this recipe today. I liked it, if you wish to see it I already posted it at my blog