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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