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Classic Vegan Falafel Balls in 6 Simple Steps
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Classic Vegan Falafel Balls in 6 Simple Steps

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Did you know Falafel is a Lebanese dish? Falafels are essentially deep fried balls, which are often eaten with hummus or pita bread. This recipe can be prepared in just 6 simple and easy-to-follow steps. The ingredients that I am using to prepare this dish are ingredients that are readily available home and/or easy to find at any grocery store. Here we go!


  • 4 cups chickpeas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons of minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin powder
  • ½ tablespoon of red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini paste
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Step 1: Boil the chickpeas and mash them well. Set the mashed chickpeas aside in a bowl.
  • Step 2: In another bowl, add the finely chopped parsley leaves, finely chopped onions, minced garlic, minced ginger, tahini paste, and lemon juice. Mix ingredients well.
  • Step 3: Next, add the mashed chickpeas and the flour to the mixture and combine them well.
  • Step 4: Now add the cumin powder, red chili powder, and salt to the mix. Make sure the spices are incorporated thoroughly.
  • Step 5: Now that your mixture is ready, you can start making falafel balls. Make balls approximately 2-inches in diameter. 
  • Step 6: Heat the olive oil in a pan so you can fry them. Once they turn golden brown, remove the balls from the pan.

Serve piping hot with hummus or vegan pita bread. Enjoy!

Photograph Courtesy: Flickr's Creative Commons.


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  1. Support
    Thanks for the post! We're pinning it to one of our Pinterest recipe boards now!
    1. neha basrani
      Thank you Support..:)
  2. Harshit basrani
    Great post.
    1. neha basrani
      Thank you Harshit..:)


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