Arabic Cuisine: Falafel (recipe)

classic recipe for falafel


  • 250g chickpeas;

  • 2 tbsp.l.flour;

  • 3/4 hours. L.soda;

  • 3-5 cloves of garlic;

  • 1 onion;

  • herbs (cilantro);

  • salt and pepper;

  • 1 ch. L.curry;

  • 1 pod hot red pepper (optional);

  • oil for frying;

  • 1 ch. L.coriander seeds;

  • 1 ch. L.cumin seeds.


1. chickpeas for falafel pre-soak for several hours in cold water (preferably over night).Soaked chickpeas crush using a blender or scroll in a meat grinder.

Falafel - recipe

Falafel - recipe

2. Onions, garlic and coriander cut, and then also chop the blender.If you like spicy food, add the pepper pod blender.Optionally, greens and onions can not pyurirovat, but simply chopped.Add to Nute grind and mix thoroughly.

Falafel - recipe

3. Take the spices (cumin, coriander and black pepper) and pound in a mortar.Add the pea bulk spices, baking soda, flour and salt to taste and all stir well again.

4. Take about 1 hour. L.with a slide mass and formed from her hand balls the size of a walnut. can put on a baking sheet or pla

tter.Let stand for 20 minutes.

Falafel - recipe

5. In a deep frying pan or saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. Fry portions balls of chickpeas fried. falafel balls must float in the oil prozharivayas evenly on all sides.The cooking times - about 3-4 minutes (until golden brown).

Falafel - recipe

Falafel - recipe

6. Finished balls with a slotted spoon, remove from oil and place on paper towel to soak it in fat.Falafel and served as a self-starter, and tortilla pita with vegetables, onion rings and a green salad.

Falafel - recipe

Falafel - recipe

Falafel green peas

If you do not like the taste of chickpeas, or you just can not find it in the store, that is no reason to refuse such a wonderful meal. you can cook falafel recipe from the usual green peas.


1. Chop 1 onion and a few cloves of garlic into large cubes, put in a blender and grind.Add 400 grams of frozen peas (thawed previously) or a jar of canned, pyuriruyte entire mass.If mashed dryly, in the process, you can add a little water.

2. By the pea puree, add crushed in a mortar or ground spices: cumin, turmeric, coriander grains, cumin (about 1/2 hour. L.).There also put 2 tbsp.l.flour 0.5 h. l.soda, 2 tablespoons.l.breadcrumbs and finely chopped coriander.Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mass knead well until smooth.

3. Heat the oil for deep-frying.Form balls of hands pea mince and fry in deep fat.Cool falafel on a paper napkin.

with chickpeas can be cooked a light meal - for example, the spring salad of chickpeas, peppers and olives .

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