How to make Falafel at home

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 2

Updated: Feb 13, 2021 | 14:45 IST

By: Suchandra Basu

Falafel recipe with steps: A Middle-Eastern delicacy, Falafel is a fried snack with chickpea as the main ingredient. Very commonly served with pita bread, these deep-fried, chickpea stuffed balls are an explosion of flavour. There are many ways to tweak this falafel recipe by adding spices and fresh herbs of your choice. Here's how you can make falafel at home.


Serves 2
  • chickpea

    2 cup

  • onion

    1/2 cup

  • coriander leaves

    1 bunch

  • garlic

    5 cloves

  • cumin powder

    1 teaspoon

  • baking soda

    1 Pinch

  • red chilli powder

    1 teaspoon

  • gram flour

    2 tablespoon

  • salt

    As required

  • oil

    As required


Step 1

Take soaked chickpeas in a grinder. Grind it with little water. You don't need a puree like consistency. A coarse mix is fine.

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Step 2

To it now add sliced onions, coriander leaves, garlic, cumin powder, baking soda, red chilli powder, salt and gram flour. Grind together till the mix has a thick dough like texture.

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Step 3

Make small balls out of the chickpeas mixture & then flatten them using your palms.

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