Real Falafel (Vegan)

READY IN: 24hrs 15mins
Recipe by hipbonez

From someone who works in a Lebanese restaurant. Falafel is the best, especially when served with tahini, hummus, on a salad, with pita, etc. If you do not have a grinder, use a blender.

Top Review by Zaccaria

Wow!! I am so glad I stumbled upon this! Thanks for the great recipe and the wonderful tips. I cant wait to try it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the peas and beans overnight but do not cook if you have a grinder.
  2. Grind the peas and beans, adding the chopped peppers, onion, cleaned parsley, and garlic (to taste).
  3. At the same time, mix in the pita bread to the grind (it binds the falafel).
  4. After all the beans and veggies are ground, you will need to get your hands in the mix and blend it all up evenly.
  5. You can then add cumin and coriander, pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Use a tablespoon to scoop and form little patties, which you can arrange on a baking sheet.
  7. Once the sheet is full, you should freeze the patties. So they are easy to deep fry (the best way to do it, and they keep for a long time).
  8. Use an oil that heats well, such as canola, and get it good and hot before you cook.
  9. When you are ready, add some frozen falafels, but not so many that the oil cools.
  10. You want them to crisp on the outside instantly and not absorb oil.
  11. When the falafels float to the top of the oil, they should be done.

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