Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 40 mins

My favourite road side snack. It has a crispy exterior while the inside is soft and succulent.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the chickpeas overight in plenty of water.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Grind in a food processor.
  4. Add onion and parsley.
  5. Grind for a few seconds more.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Keep this mixture in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  9. With wet hands, shape a dessertspoonful of the mixture into a patty 4 cm round.
  10. Heat oil in a wok.
  11. Deep fry the falafels until golden brown.
  12. Drain on kitchen paper.
  13. Sprinkle red chilli powder lightly and serve or serve without it.
  14. Serving Tip: Falafels can be had plain or served in sandwiches with a spread of sesame paste on bread slices followed by tomato slices and pickled (in vinegar) pieces of cucumber, beetroot and whole green chillies.
Most Helpful

5 5

I've made this recipe 2 times and both times it's come out perfect. After reading many falafel recipes, I did add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoon flour but otherwise I followed everything as written by Charishma. Each time I made this recipe, everyone has enjoyed the taste from my 2 year old to my in-laws who are in their 70's. The one problem I had is getting everything to fit in my food processor. I had to split the ingredients and grind everything in two batches and then I mixed it all in together in a large bowl. The second time I made this, I made the mixture the day before I needed it. I kept it in a Tupperware container. The following day, I just shaped them and fried them a few hours before the guests arrived. I severed it with Tahini sauce. Yummmmmm! I've already added this recipe to my favorite recipe list and will be making it often. Thanks for the recipe Charishma!

2 5

We've tried these a couple of times, but nobody has liked them.

I have not yet prepared homemade falafel (I'm gonna :) I just wanted to add that I really enjoy them with cheddar cheese, onions and spicy brown mustard..happy eating!