September 26, 2015 / 25 Comments

Falafel is my favorite vegan food. Also, it’s a great source of protein, if you don’t eat meat. Falafel is really popular in Middle Easter Countries. Usually, it’s served in a pita bread, or wrapped in a flatbread.  It tastes best when drizzled with tahini-based sauce. I really like to serve it as a snack or an appetizer, but next time, I’ll probably try to make a falafel burger!


  • 350 uncooked chickpeas,
  • 1 carrot,  grated
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped,
  • 2 tbp dried parsley,
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped,
  • 5 tbs oat bran,
  • salt,
  • pepper,
  • canola oil,
  • sesame seeds


1. Pour the chickpeas into a large bowl and cover them with cold water.

2. Let them soak overnight. They will double in size as they soak.

3. Drain and rinse chickpeas, then put into a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for one hour, or until soft. Drain.

4. Heat canola oil in a small skillet over medium high heat.

5. Add onion and pepper and cook until onion is nicely browned and very soft.

6. Add grated carrot and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes. Set aside.

7. Place the chickpeas into a food processor with the onion, garlic, parsley, oat brans, carrot and pepper . Add salt and pepper to taste. Process until the mixture forms a firm paste.

8. Divide the mixture into walnut sized pieces. Roll them in sesame seeds.

9. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is shimmering.

10. Carefully place the falafel in the pan. Fry on 1 side until you can see it browning on the sides, about 4-5 minutes. Then flip over and fry other side.

11. Remove falafel from oil, and drain on paper towels.

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  1. Natalie says:

    Nigdy nie jadłam, ale kusi! 🙂

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    I am too a huge fan of falafel! These look very delicious!

  3. I love falafal, It really is such a great source of protein and makes a delicious snack or meal. Your falafel looks delicious.

  4. ja i moje urwisy says:

    Wygląda apetycznie

  5. Zawsze się zastanawiałam, co się kryje pod tą nazwą. Teraz już wiem 🙂

  6. zmun2 says:

    I love to eat chickpeas but I have not eaten falafel like this before.

  7. candypandas1 says:

    Musiałybyśmy chyba ich z tonę zrobić aby zaspokoić swój apetyt na nie 🙂

  8. INNA MAMA says:

    Falafle uwielbiam od zawsze . Cuudooo!!!!!

  9. Falafel always reminds me of being in Jerusalem 🙂

  10. Beth says:

    I love falafel but have never made my own. I’d be happy to eat it any of the ways you suggested!

  11. I love falafel!!
    I make it very often with a tahini sauce and I bake it in the oven.
    yours is a real treat!

  12. Natalia says:

    Mm, nigdy nie jadłam flafla (czy jak to tam się odmienie ;p ).

  13. Pati says:

    Wyglądają jak trufelki!

  14. Super przepis 🙂 Nigdy tego nie jadłam, chyba warto będzie spróbować 🙂

  15. cheri says:

    Hi Marcela, such a wonderful recipe, you even cooked your own chickpeas. Falafel is one of my favorite things to eat when we go out, now I can make it myself. Thanks!

  16. …to smak dla mnie! 🙂

  17. wow.. its something amazing <3 i love it! 😉 i must try it! 😀

  18. grace says:

    i’m a huge fan of falafel, though i’ve had some pretty terrible versions in my life. this recipe looks awesome and definitely not terrible in any way!

  19. Ania says:

    uwielbiam 🙂 w picie wraz z dodatkiem świeżych warzyw 🙂

  20. I love them too. Those look SO good, darling. xoxo

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