Saturday, July 6, 2013


One of the  famous fritters  made from chickpeas or feva beans across the Middle  East, it is either had like any other fritters as appetizer wrapped in a pita bread as sandwich. 

We at home love to have this hot,  so crunchy and yummy they are, you can use hummus as a dip to have this.

Serves – 4 – 5 pax  
Time Taken : 30minutes * excluding the soaking time


Oil for frying – as much as needed                                                 
1 small onion finely chopped                                                         
Coriander seeds – ½ tsp                                                                 
Lemon  juice – 1 tsp                                                                     
Pepper powder – ¼ tsp                                                                    
2 garlic clove, crushed                                                                   
½ cup chickpeas soaked                                                                 
½ tsp Cumin seeds
Handful parsley finely chopped                                             
Tahini Paste – 1 tbsp                                                                       
Salt to taste                                                                                   
Chilli Powder – ¼ tsp                                                                   
Baking soda – ¼ tsp                                                                  
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp


Wash and drain the chick pea and place in the mixer and crush them roughly and ensure all the chick pea is broken. Don’t not make it to a paste.

Add all the ingredients to the crushed chick pea and give it a good mixture together with your hands well and keep in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Make small golf size balls, then flatten them into patties.

Heat oil in wok/kadai. Drop 3 – 4 falafels at a time on medium heat  till they are golden brown and cooked from inside.

Remove and drain on a paper towel. Continue with the rest of the remaining mixture  of the falafels.

Serve hot with hummus dip.



  1. Crunchy falafel. I like to eat as it is too.

  2. Lovely Latha, I love falafels, I love the way u have added sesame seeds...

  3. crunchy falafel in a bed of lettuce.. looks yummy.

  4. The recipe for the falafel is perfect and your looks crispy and good.

  5. Haven't try such a recipe but its there, lined up to be made at home. Beautiful outcome and I see a range of ingredients added into this crispy fried goodies.

  6. A perfect snack for teatime.....Looks very crispy & yummy.

  7. delicious n superb presentation...

  8. So crunchy & good they look !! Love the way u have placed them on lettuce for the pic shoot :)

  9. Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting falafels.


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