Jun 5, 2015

Lebanese Falafel Recipe / How to Make Chickpea Falafel Recipe

Falafel, a world famous lebanese snack, it is popular throughout middle eastern and now it has been popular all over the world. These pretty crispy balls makes the best falafel sandwich ever. Will share a recipe soon..I have already shared a falafel recipe in this blog, but this recipe is a little different from it and it is a authentic recipe.

Similar Recipe,
Falfel with Lemon Tahini Sauce
Tahini Paste
Tahini Dip
Baharat Spice Mix

They are so flavourful, crunchy outside and moist in the middle. I loved it so much. I enjoyed it with my tahini dip..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time :15 mins
Soaking Time : Overnight
Cooking Time : 2 to 3 mins
Makes : 12 to 15 falafels


Chickpeas / Chana - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Garlic - 2 tblspn chopped finely
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Cumin Powder / jeera Podi - 2 tsp
Baharat Spice Mix - 1 tblspn (Recipe here)
Salt to taste


Wash and soak chickpeas overnight. Next day, drain them and add it to blender, crush them to a little coarse mix. Take them in a bowl .

Add in all the ingredients except oil and mix really well.

Take small portion and shape them into ball.

Fry them in oil till golden, drain them,.

Serve with tahini dip.

Take all your ingredients

Take soaked, drained chana in a blender

crush them to a coarse paste

look how coarse it is

remove them to a bowl

add in onions


chopped coriander and mint leaves

some salt

some cumin powder

now the main spice, baharat (recipe here)

mix really well

take a small portion

shape it into ball

do this for all the mix

now deep fry it in oil

fry till golden

drain on some paper towel



  1. Hey Aarthy,
    This recipe was really awesome.It tasted almost like Mutton Kola balls.... also this did not absorb oil so much like normal vada. Thank you so much for all your recipes. It will be helpful if you can share some recipes with broccoli gravy for chappati.

  2. Can we use black channa??

  3. @Anonymousnormally white is used, black will affect the texture and colour

  4. Hello Aarthi ! A big fan of yours .. i hv tried all ur sandwich recipes for breakfast and all r awsm :)
    Can I try to bake this falfal ? mayb my flattening them a bit ??

    1. yes u can. bake in a 180 degree oven for 20 mins


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