Falafel

Total Time:
53 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
8 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked in water and covered over night
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves peeled and crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • Pita bread
  • Toppings:
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
Directions

Soak chickpeas in water overnight.

Run chickpeas through food processor. Blend in yellow onion, garlic, sesame seeds parsley, salt, cumin baking powder, coriander, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, and let stand for 1 hour.

Form into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Deep fry in oil until golden brown. This takes approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Serve in a pita bread and fill with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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