Delicious Falafels

Authentic, delicious, fail proof delicious falafels recipes. It’s perfectly flavorful and hold together great! Perfect for anytime!
Delicious Falafels

Delicious Falafels

Delicious Falafels

I loved this place back home, in Philadelphia called Mama’s Vegetarian. It’s a Israeli vegan restaurant, that has the best most delicious falafels I have ever had in my life! I spent so much time in that place buying falafels, and enjoying all of their sides.

It was about 20 minutes from my home and I just wanted to learn to make some falafels that taste similar to theirs. If they turned out even half as good I would have been happy. I set off on a falafel making journey and I failed, so many times! They would be to dry, fall apart, not flavorful enough, and this little falafel making, or should I said falafel wasting game went on for a little while, before I landed here!

Delicious Falafels

The most important thing about falafel making!

Here is the most important thing I have learned throughout my whole falafel trail and error journey. NEVER USE CANNED CHICKPEAS! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell, 😅but that is the single handed most important lesson I learned, because they end up falling apart and if you manage to salvage them with extra flour. They turn out too dense.

Delicious Falafels

How to make it?

Step 1:Using a food processor, add all ingredients (EXCEPT oil) and pulse until all ingredients are well combined, but not too mushy. Taste for salt and add more if needed.

Step 2: Form the falafels, by using a heaping spoonful of the mix and rolling them in your hand until a ball is formed. Do this until the whole mix is used.

Step 3: In a skillet heat enough oil for frying and heat to a medium heat. I like to test the oil by placing a wooden chopstick or wooden spoon into the oil. If the oil bubbles around the chopstick the oil is ready for frying. Add 6-7 falafels at a time, making such not to over crowd the pan.

Step 4: Fry for 3-4 minutes per side on medium heat, flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

Finally: Remove from oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate. Serve and ENJOY!

Delicious Falafels

Delicious Falafels

Authentic, delicious, fail proof falafel recipes. It’s perfectly flavorful and hold together great!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry chickpeas soaked overnight. Canned chickpeas will fall apart!
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Other

  • Oil for frying
  • White Sauce
  • 2/3 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 juice of 1 lime
  • Water for consistency

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Make white sauce by adding all sauce ingredients, except for water into a small bowl. Mix well until combined and add a drizzle of water to reach a ranch sauce consistency. Adjust sauce to your liking.
  • Using a food processor, add all ingredients (EXCEPT oil) and pulse until all ingredients are well combined, but not too mushy.
  • Taste for salt and add more if needed.
  • Form the falafels, by using a heaping spoonful of the mix and rolling them in your hand until a ball is formed. Give them a slight squeeze to flatten slightly and get better browning while frying. Do this until the whole mix is used.
  • In a skillet heat enough oil for frying and heat to a medium heat.
  • Test oil by placing a wooden chopstick or wooden spoon into the oil. If the oil bubbles around the chopstick the oil is ready for frying.
  • Add 6-7 falafels at a time, making such not to over crowd the pan.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes per side on medium heat, flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate. Serve and ENJOY!
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