Appetizers

How to Make the Best Falafel + Authentic Recipe

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Wondering how to make falafel at home? Check out our comprehensive guide on this Middle Eastern appetizer + the authentic recipe!

For the falafel balls:
1¼ cups (250g) dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained well
½ cup (80g) finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons water
1½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups (750ml) sunflower oil, for frying
½ teaspoon sesame seeds, for sprinkling
¾ teaspoon salt
For the tahini sauce:
? cup (150g) tahini paste
½ cup (120ml) water
2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ teaspoon salt
For the sandwich assembly:
Pita bread pockets
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Red onion
The falafel balls. Add chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse for 30-40 seconds until it is finely chopped and holds itself together, but is not pasty. Add the spices,...
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Nutritions

Calories
2120

Sodium
2513mg
104% DV

Fat
213g
327% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
44g
14% DV

Fiber
10g
41% DV

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