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How to Make Falafel | Mommyhood's Diary

How to Make Falafel [the quick way]

Learn How to Make Falafel. Who needs take out when you can make a delicious Falafel at home? Simple and flavorful!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 54kcal


  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, stems removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind
  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I used sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (optional)


  • Place the chickpeas, tahini, parsley, cilantro, dill, garlic, shallots, lime rind, flour, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a food processor and process until just combined.
  • Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, flatten slightly and roll in the sesame seeds, if desired. 
  • Fill half-full a medium, deep saucepan with oil and place over medium heat until the temperature reaches 320°F on a deep-frying thermometer. Cook the falafels, in batches, for 2–3 minutes or until crunchy and golden. Drain on paper towel.
  • Serve with flatbread, greens, tomatoes and yogurt sauce.


How to Easily Skin Chickpeas?
Transfer the chickpeas to a large bowl and fill the bowl with cold, gently rub the beans vigorously between your hands to release the skins. Most of the skins will float and you will be able to pick them and discard. Drain the beans and pat them dry, then remove with your finger the remaining skins.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.8mg