Falafel is a deep fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans or both. Falafel is traditional Middle Eastern food, usually served in a Pita (which acts as a pocket) or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. Falafel also frequently refers to wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, vegetables, hot sauce and drizzled with tahini based sauce or with hummus. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as snack or served as a part of appetizers.

Falafel is common dish eaten throughout the Middle East. This fritters are now found around the world.



Soaked Garbanzo beans/chhole chana – 2 cup

Fresh parsley – 1 bunch

Mint – 8 to 10 leaves

Roughly chopped Green bell pepper – 1/2 cup

Roughly chopped Onion – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 3 cloves

Salt and pepper to taste

Ground Cumin – 2 tsp

Soda bi carb – 1/4 tsp

Baking soda – 1/4 tsp

Oil for deep fry



1. Take Garbanzo beans in a blender jar. Blend it coarsely without using water or with using very little water. Keep aside in a big bowl. Now take parsley, Roughly chopped Green bell pepper, Roughly chopped Onion, mint and Garlic in a food processor or blender and blend it well. Mix it with garbanzo mixture.


2. Add salt and pepper, ground cumin powder, soda bi carb, and baking soda. Mix it well. And keep it in refrigerator for 1 hour.


3. Mould it into round patty shape.

4. Heat the oil. Deep fry this patty on a medium high heat. When it gets golden brown in color take it out on a absorbent paper.


5. When it gets golden brown in color take it out on a absorbent paper.


Serve it with Hummus, Salad or in Sandwich.


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  1. Viral Gosalia
    Viral Gosalia 11 October, 2014, 18:27

    Falafel is an awesome receipe. I made them yesterday and they came out sooo crunchy and tasty and not at all dry. My 5 year old just loved it too and he kept in asking for more and more. Thank you so much Dhwani for a wonderful receipe.

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  2. gp
    gp 9 March, 2018, 09:26

    do we just soak the chole before grinding OR boil them?

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