How To Make Crispy Falafel At Home | Healthy Baked Chickpea Snack Only 7 Ingredients

How To Make Crispy Falafel At Home | Healthy Baked Chickpea Snack Only 7 Ingredients Recipe

By Vgn Bites

🔪Prep Time: 30 mins

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 mins


500 g chickpeas ⁣ dry

⅓ bunch of parsley ⁣ fresh

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 unit onion red

4 cloves garlic

1 tbsp sesame toasted

¼ cup water chilled

salt to taste

½ tsp baking soda

To make the Tahini

To make the hummus

To make the pickled onion salad


1(One day in advance) Place the dried chickpeas and baking soda in a large bowl filled with water to cover the chickpeas by at least 2 inches. Soak overnight for 18 hours (longer  if the chickpeas are still too hard). When ready, drain the chickpeas completely and pat them dry.

2Add the chickpeas, onions, garlic, parsely, sesame cumin, salt to the large bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Run the food processor 40 seconds at a time until all is well combined forming a the falafel mixture.Add gradually the water to help combining together the mixture.

3Transfer the falafel mixture to a container and cover tightly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or (up to one whole night) until ready to cook.

4Just before frying, add the baking powder and extra sesame seeds to the falafel mixture and stir with a spoon.

5Scoop tablespoonfuls of the falafel mixture and form into patties (1/2 inch in thickness each). It helps to have wet hands as you form the patties.

6Fill a medium saucepan 3 inches up with oil. Heat the oil on medium-high until it bubbles softly. Carefully drop the falafel patties in the oil, let them fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or so until crispy and medium brown on the outside. Avoid crowding the falafel in the saucepan, fry them in batches if necessary.

7Place the fried falafel patties in a colander or plate lined with paper towels to drain.

8Serve falafel hot next to other small plates; or assemble the falafel patties in pita bread with tahini or hummus, ttomato and cucumbers,pickled red onions and Enjoy!

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