How to make Falafel -

Delightful chickpea fritters – ever so popular in the Mediterranean. Falafel is a traditionally Arab food.” These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus and tahini sauce (known as a “falafel plate.”). It tastes divine, and it's pretty good for your health too – a winning combination.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Fresh parsley (ताज़ा पार्सले)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

For more recipes related to Falafel checkout Chane Ke Chops, Falafel With Tahina Sauce, Baked Chana Tikki, Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chilli Tofu Sick Roti Upma Ghavan with Ghatla


Falafel Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 6-7 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Falafel Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 250 grams

  • Fresh parsley a few sprigs

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Spring onion bulb 4-5

  • Garlic 1 clove

  • Bread 5 slices

  • Soda bicarbonate a small pinch

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Paprika powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain and dry on a kitchen towel. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves and parsley.

Step 2

Wash and chop spring onion greens. Peel, wash and chop garlic.

Step 3

Grind the chickpeas along with coriander leaves, parsley, spring onion greens, garlic, crumbed bread slices in a food processor to a slightly dry and grainy puree.

Step 4

Add a small pinch of soda bicarbonate, cumin powder and mix well. Season with salt, pepper powder and paprika. Knead the mixture well and allow it to rest for a couple of hours.

Step 5

Take a portion of this mixture, place it on a greased tray and flatten it slightly with fingers.

Step 6

Heat oil in a frying pan and deep-fry the falafels till golden brown. Drain onto a kitchen towel and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.