Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern fast food. Vendors sell it on the streets in Cairo. It is served as a sandwich stuffed in Pita Bread with lettuce, tomatoes and tahini. In Cairo McDonalds has their own version; they call it McFalafel of course.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients except frying oil in a food processor and process to a thick chunky paste.
  2. Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten.
  3. Fry in 2 inches of hot oil until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Serve hot in pita pockets or any flat bread, along with lettuce and tomatoes,and top with yogurt or tahini.
Most Helpful

4 5

This recipe uses canned chickpeas successfully. The flavor is good, it's easy to prepare, and I am tempted to make it often, because it was easy and really good!