Falafel Recipe - How to Make Falafel Video
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with Natasha Levitan

Made from spiced fava beans or chickpeas, falafel is great as a quick meal or snack. Watch how to make this delicious dish.See Transcript


Hi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today, I'm going to show you how to make falafel.

Falafel Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 cups oil for frying

Blend the Ingredients

Open a can of chickpeas and drain the liquid. Into a medium bowl, place the chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, and baking powder.

Using a hand-held blender, mash the ingredients together until they form a thick paste.

Fry the Falafel

Shape the mixture with your hands into small balls about size of a ping pong ball.

Heat five cups of oil in your frying pan. Place your balls into the oil until they're golden brown - about 5-7 minutes. Make sure to turn them with a slotted spoon so they brown evenly.

With a slotted spoon transfer, the fried balls onto your bowl lined with a paper towel.

Serve the Falafel

To make a pocket sandwich out of falafel, cut the pita and add salad, tomatoes, and your ready falafel balls. Pour tahini over the top.

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