Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is my own creation after realizing that normal boxed falafel is usually not all that good and quite expensive. I've also never found a dry falafel mix recipe where you just need to add water. This recipe is easily made in large batches for future use.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind Garbanzo Beans - I used a spice grinder to grind the garbanzo beans. Then used a strainer with a decent size hole to sift the mixture to get rid of any large parts. This took a long while to grind up a decent amount, but these little beans are hard and I didnt want to ruin a blender or something else.
  2. Mix All dry ingredients together.
  3. Add water.
  4. Let sit 30 minutes.
  5. Roll into balls.
  6. If you prefer flatten into patties, I’ve found that you need less oil when cooked this way.
  7. Fry in corn oil at 300F until golden brown. Falafel will float near the time it is done cooking.
  8. Set on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.
  9. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! The first batch I made following the instructions was a bit too spicy for my taste but once I adjusted the Cayenne back to 1/2 tsp the result was perfect. I also used Besan flour (chickpea / garbanzo) which saved a lot of time instead of grinding dried beans.<br/>Thank you for putting up such an easy recipe for one of my favourite foods.

Chef Daisy #2014 January 29, 2014

Loved this mix. I only used 1/2 t. cayenne, 1 c. besan flour but as written. They were so good with great flavor, light and fluffy. Served with humous, pita bread and marinated artichoke salad. Great for meatless Mon.

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