Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 15 mins

adapted from the Joy of Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick over, rinse, and soak the chickpeas overnite or until doubled in size.
  2. Drain thoroughly.
  3. Place in a food processor and finely chop.
  4. Then add onions, parsley, garlic, cumin, salt, corianer seeds, baking soda, ground red pepper to the food processor and pulse until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  5. Empty into a bowl and stir in the flour.
  6. With wet hands, form the chickpea mixture into 4 patties, each about 3 inches in diameter.
  7. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Pour into deep skillet the oil until about ½ inch covers the bottom of the skillet.
  10. Fry the chickpea patties until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes each side.
  11. Drain on paper towels.
  12. Stir together tahini, cold water, lemon juice and salt.
  13. Wrap the pita bread in foil.
  14. Heat in the oven until warmed, about 10 minutes.
  15. Open one edge of each pita bread and distribute among pockets the lettuce and tomatoes.
  16. Add a falafel to each pita and drizzle with tahini sauce.
  17. Add the hot pepper sauce if desired.
  18. ***note:I like to double this recipe and fry them up as needed for meals all through the week.
  19. They are good on their own as finger food dipped into the tahini sauce.


Most Helpful

Really easy great tasting and will make it again, thank you for sharing this

Ginhead June 21, 2009

These were pretty easy to put together and tasted great! The tahini sauce really complimented them as they can be a bit dry without it. I served them on pita with spinach leaves and tomato. I also used less salt than the recipe called for and they tasted just fine. Thanks for posting!

Dominick & Amanda February 23, 2009

Nothing better than the original flavor, this is the one!

leticia zarate June 14, 2002

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