Falafel or Chickpea Patties

by Milena
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Ingredients needed for your Falafel or Chickpea Patties

Falafel or Chickpea Patties || Falafeln oder Kichererbsenbällchen

The falafel is a traditional dish of the Arab world. Essentially, it’s a chickpea or broad bean fritter. I’ve never tasted broad been falafel, maybe someday… but the most common version of this recipe is made of chickpeas.

We often eat various types of vegetable patties at home, but the falafel is a one of our favorites. It’s typically served with tahini or garlic sauce, or with salad into pita bread.

The important thing about the falafel is it’s made of raw chickpeas that are soaked in advance. Canned chickpeas won’t do the trick for this particular recipe because they’re too soft and crumbly. 

How to prepare these tasty Falafel or Chickpea Patties step by step

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Falafel or Chickpea Patties

You love falafels and you want to prepare them at home? Try this recipe for falafel or vegan chickpea patties.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 2 portions


  • 1 cup raw chickpeas
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion small
  • 3-4 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1/2 ts cumin
  • 1/2 ts coriander
  • 1 pinch of paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Soak chickpeas in cold water in advance for 8-12 hours.
  • Peel the onion and garlic, wash the parsley and put it all together in a food processor or blender and pulse until roughly chopped.
  • Drain the chickpeas from the water and add to the blender. Add the flour and blend until a grainy texture is obtained. The mixture should look a bit like couscous - it must be grainy, not smooth.
  • Put the mixture in a freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Took it out and shape into small patties.
  • Heat some frying oil in a pan and fry the falafels on each side until golden.

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