Easy Falafel recipe; Falafel with hummus is the popular Middle Eastern Dish that we all love now. Falafel is actually crispy Arabic fritters of mashed chickpeas with, parsley, dried spices.
These Crispy homemade falafel balls are perfect to eat as a party starter with hummus and tahini or falafel pita wraps.
Falafel with hummus third recipe in the Street food series around the world. It was after reading all your positive on the beer battered paneer with chips and Scottish eggs that I cooked this cuisine. I feel so elated to know that you love my new series on Street Food Around The World.
This dish was originated in Egypt and then gradually spread to middle east. These are one perfect on the go meals. Nothing is better than falafel sandwich made with falafel and hummus in pita bread.
Falafel are perfectly healthy, gluten free meal. If you do not fry them these are perfectly healthy. You can actually make baked falafel and those taste pretty good too.
Falafel with hummus or pita both are perfect meal for vegetarians and vegans.
How To Make Baked Falafel Baked
I usually make baked falafel at my home. Deep fried fritters always taste good but I avoid them for health reasons and also because baked falafel taste exquisite with hummus.
It is easy to make for all you need is to coarsely grind chickpeas with coriander, parsley(optional), green chilies and then shape them in the shape of patties.
After that spray some oil on a baking sheet and place patties on it. Bake them for 10-12 minutes in 375* F (you can pre-heat them if you want) and flip from both sides until they are golden brown. You can eat them with hummus or tomato ketchup.
Another way of enjoying falafel is by rolling it in a tortilla, adding some fresh tomatoes, cucumber and grated cheese on top. This way you can eat it like a roll. I like to grill my roll and enjoy it with my cup of tea.
Authentic Falafel Recipe
Easy Falafel Recipe
Falafel is the popular Middle-Eastern food that is nothing other than crispy deep fried balls of mashed chickpeas with coriander, chilies and other spices. This popular street food from Egypt is simply delicious.
Falafel is easy to make. The only thing to keep in mind is to soak the chickpeas overnight and then grind them coarsely. If you grind them very fine then you wont be able to shape them into patties.When you are shaping them into patties always apply some oil in your palms. I love to make falafel they are so healthy, vegan and gluten-free. I like that you can quickly make them as an appetizer or eat them as a late-night snack.
Can Imake the falafel mixture ahead?
Yes! In fact, resting the mixture overnight could even help when it comes to forming the balls. You can make the mixture up to 3 days in advance. Just be sure to refrigerate it in an airtight container until ready to use.
How long do they keep once theyre fried?
Like most fried things, falafel is obviously the tastiest when freshly cooked. Kept in an airtight container in the fridge, it can last up to 3 days. In a pinch, it can be microwaved. If you really want to bring it back to life, though, try toasting the balls in a toaster oven (or regular oven) until warmed through in the center and slightly crisp on the outside.
What can Iserve with falafel besides pita?
Falafel is SUPER versatile. A simple salad withchopped veggiesdressed in tahini sauce and toppedwith falafel makes a delicious lunch or dinner. You could also try replacing the pita with lettuce wraps, or simply eat the falafel ballson their own! (Maybe with someGreek feta dipon the side?)
Looking for more meatless options? Check out our favoriteeasyvegan recipesand get your healthy on.
My other quick and easy fritters/pakoda snack recipes that you must try are:
Paneer Pakoda and
Recipe Notes- Falafel with hummus
- Always soak the chickpeas properly before grinding them in a mixer.
- Pre-heat the oven in 375F and then bake the falafel. After 10-12 minutes, take them out and turn them from one side to bake them from the other.
- You can deep fry the falafel too. Heat some oil in a pan and when oil is hot then carefully put falafel and deep-fry until golden brown.
Also I have tried to cover few common questions I got on Instagram, and facebook here too.
Yes! you can make falafel mixture ahead and keep it in fridge inside an air tight container.
Falafel taste best when fried fresh. So I advice store the batter/dough first and deep fry when you are ready to eat. Still if you have leftovers you can either pop them in microwave. However for the best result pop them in regular oven and warm them for 5-6 minutes
Falafel is versatile. You can make a simple salad with veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers and falafel and serve it for delicious lunch or dinner.
You can serve falafel as part of middle eastern mezze platter or serve them as classic falafel and hummus combination.
Authentic Falafel Recipe
- 1 cup Chickpeas dried
- 1 cup parsley chopped
- 1 jalapeno chopped
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves cilantro
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Coriander powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 2 tbsp Chickpeas flour/besan
- 1/2 tsp red chilli
- 1/4 cup Onion chopped optional
- Oil for deep frying
Soak Chickpeas for 4-5 hrs.
Drain water and in a food processor blend chickpeas, chopped parsley, coriander leaves, salt, cumin, coriander powder, chickpeas flour, paprika, red chilli and make thick coarse paste.
I prefer not to add any extra liquid, but if you really need add 1 or 2 tbsp of water.
You can make this mixture in advance and refrigerate till you need to use it or immediately fry falafel.
Heat oil in deep pan till it reaches to smoke point or if you are using deep fryer let it reach 350F . With the help of two spoons shape falafels or make small balls and drop these balls in hot oil.
Cook for 3-4 minutes and with slotted spoon, removes from oil on kitchen napkin to remove excess oil.
Serve with Hummus or Tahini Sauce.