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  • 1 pound chickpeas (/garbanzo beans - you must start with dry, do NOT substitute canned, they will not work!)
  • 1 onion (small, roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 5 cloves garlic (I prefer roasted)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • vegetable oil (for frying, grapeseed, canola, and peanut oil work well)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium7% DV170mg
    Fat2% DV1g
    Protein2% DV<1g
    Carbs1% DV4g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories25Calories from Fat9
    Total Fat1g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat9
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jenny 3 months ago
    This is my 2nd time using this recipe and both times it came out perfectly This time I doubled up on the seasonings and chickpea flour, added tahini and lemon juice all recommended by someone else in Yummly. Simply delicious!
    Bhavana S. 4 months ago
    Turned out pretty good.
    Mitra Qamsari 4 months ago
    We all loved it. The only reason that I gave four stars is that it's too crunchy inside and out. I preferred it to be a little bit moist inside.
    Monica 4 months ago
    Awesome!!! Loved it and super easy
    Hannah Perkins 5 months ago
    Delicious! Tasted as good/better than our local takeout. Definitely make sure the oil is the right temp and use dry chickpeas rather than canned.
    Erica L. 5 months ago
    Wasn't that great first attempt at making falafels
    Sophie 6 months ago
    My balls wouldn’t stick together, but that was probably me doing something wrong. My whole family loved them, but agree the flavor was a little bland. :)
    Nicole Garay 6 months ago
    Great recipe however I added double parsley, garlic, and double spices. amazing
    Alexandra Medina 7 months ago
    Could have used a bit more flavor but still came out good. Everyone enjoyed them.
    Marian Harris 7 months ago
    Whipped to thin needed more flower still delicious
    Mandy Screven 8 months ago
    I added a lot more spices to achieve the taste I wanted and I used my Air-Fryer! Which works perfectly! I used lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 tbsp of tahini, 8 cloves garlic, doubled the cumin, doubled the coriander, and the salt and pepper- we loved them!
    BRIAN HICKS SR 9 months ago
    Great, in grapeseed oil and an air fryer.
    Lorraine P. 9 months ago
    Looking forward to trying this recipe. For 20+ years I've been using a prepackaged mix from a Middle Eastern market I love. I would, hover, like to tell Stefanie Ricci that there is a vast difference between ground coriander (ground dry seeds) and fresh coriander (cilantro leaves).
    Paul Fuge a year ago
    Tried to use a blender and broke it. Turned out really good otherwise.
    Stefanie Ricci a year ago
    Great flavour, they didn’t fall apart when I tried them like some other reviews mentioned I didn’t add ground coriander as I had fresh and used half the cayenne as suggested and they still had bite! Must have been all the garlic. Made enough for dinner plus leftovers and I can even freeze some .
    Stephanie L. a year ago
    Loved it! Making it for a potluck!
    pyc a year ago
    Ever since we moved I have been looking for a falafel recipe to replace the falafel sandwichs we used to get from Woody's Oasis. These are so good. Crispy outside with a yummy garlicky inside. Made sandwiches with regular fixings and pickled turnips just like I remembered. Didn't find a turnip recipe on this site so used David Lebowitz's recipe.
    Kelly a year ago
    Despite it being a bit chunkier than necessary (I don't have a food processor so it was a blender and a masher), they were great!! I used only 1 tsp of baking soda but it helped with the heavier texture. My kids had never had falafels before and even my picky eater gobbled down his share of 'chickpea doughnuts' while my oldest was dreaming up all sorts of ways to eat the leftovers (in pitas, subs, plain, with tomato sauce like meatballs) - he was disappointed that there weren't any left!!! Next time!
    Auri a year ago
    It turn out great. I love it Thanks
    Josephine P. a year ago
    The only thing I followed was the amount of beans and onions lol. I used half chickpeas/half black eyed peas, Adobo, ginger, cilantro, etc.. it came out really well!
    Melissa Dunnink a year ago
    Good, but I personally like it with more flavor. I will add more spices next time
    Janis Cohen 2 years ago
    Delicious! I cooked them on a griddle instead of frying them. Definitely will use this recipe again.
    Diane B. 2 years ago
    Super! The falafels held together really well I did use chickpea flour instead of all purpose and an ice cream scoop to scoop and pack it together. Would absolutely make these again and maybe just alter the fixins to go with a little bit. Great recipe who knew it as so easy!
    Peter 2 years ago
    My rendition was to make them flatter that way they would cook up more quickly with less oil. Also, as I was forming them they fell apart somewhat when I added them to the pan. Bottomline: they tasted great! I ate all the scraps (which was much, but WTH!). I will make again but first I will order a falafel scooper and follow directions more closely.
    Lee-Anne Theron 2 years ago
    The recipe turned out great!
    Darren Berg 2 years ago
    Awesome. Will make again
    Tristan Vanfossen 2 years ago
    good stuff, tasted fantastic
    Jenna Nicole 2 years ago
    The taste was delicious but my chick oeas were too dry ( were they old?) the falafel fell apart but we ate the fried crumbs. Anyway in our pitas. My son suggested that we freeze the rest and fry from frozen tomorrow...... ill let you know how it goes Ok so we froze on cookie sheet fir about an hour to firm up because i think I used too much chick pea... they were So crunchy and delicious
    Yo 2 years ago
    Best falafel recipe I have tried! 10 stars!!
    JBW 2 years ago
    Simply wondefful! This recipe is so easy and the falafel is yummy....or, should I say yummly?! Thank you very much.