Fal-avorful Falafel

mister jason™
by mister jason™ on
Fal-avorful Falafel

Weird. I was thinking about making falafel tonight. Thanks to Kris, I don’t have to hunt for a recipe for falafel.

(updated with new link)


Recipe Author: Kris

Category: entree



  • Prep Time 10
  • Cook Time 60


  • 1 ½ c dried garbanzo beans
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 – 6 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ c fresh cilantro, oregano or basil, coarsely chopped
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 2 T cumin
  • 1 – 2 T Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 T cayenne
  • ¼ – 1 c whole wheat flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying


Rinse the beans and remove all that look funky. Cover with water and soak for 15 – 20 hours, until tender.

Drain the beans, and place them in a food processor along with the onions, garlic and cilantro. Pulse until the the bits are paste-like but still distinguishable.

Transfer to a bowl and and stir in spices, baking powder and flour ¼ c at a time until the mixture is dough (doh!) like and the mixture isn’t wet.

Heat about 1/2″ of oil in a pan. Meanwhile, roll dough into smallish balls and flatten them out. Set aside.

Once oil is heated to 350° or more, fry falafel patties about 5 minutes per side, or until nicely browned.

Drain on paper towels and serve with something cucumbery.

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