Easy falafel recipe. Authentic, crispy and light Middle Eastern classic loaded with chickpeas, herbs and spices. Transforming simple ingredients to flavorful snack or appetizers for your next gathering. These delicious bites make for a great tasting snack or add to pitas for a healthy lunch idea.
The real advantage of buying dried chickpeas is the fact that it can be stored in your pantry for a very long time. The only negative is that you have to plan ahead and soak them for at least 8 hours to reduce the cooking time. However, there’s nothing better than cooking a wholesome meal for your family with this delicious nutrition powerhouse ingredient.
Middle Eastern falafel recipe featuring super crispy crust and soft inside loaded with chickpeas, herbs and spices. This perfect snack is super nutritious and tastes incredible with tahini sauce. Honestly, I love that beautiful vibrant green that you see in the pictures.
Delicious, Easy Falafel Recipe
The key ingredient is, obviously, dried chickpeas. Canned chickpeas is a big no-no in this recipe. You will need a very coarse chickpeas paste, so dried chickpeas soaked overnight is the best option. Again, soaking is also super important to get the right texture. You can add a splash of water if required but it’s not necessary.
Once the chickpeas are ground to a coarse paste, transfer to a bowl and grind the rest of the ingredients except flour and baking powder. This includes all the herbs, spices, garlic and onions. You will also need a little flour for the binding agent and some baking powder to keep them light and soft. Add the puréed ingredients to the chickpea mixture and done.
Now all you need to do in this falafel recipe is roll small balls out of the mixture and cook them as per your liking – deep fry, bake or air fry. I highly recommend refrigerating the balls for about 20 minutes prior to cooking. Dip them in beautiful tahini sauce and enjoy!
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