Sunday, May 29, 2011


While on our honeymoon in France, Jordan and I found a fast food falafel place called "Maoz". They served falafel pitas, and it was the first time I had ever tried them. I immediately fell in love and we ate there about 7 times over the course of our two week vacation. I wanted to find out how to make my own, but I was scared that they wouldn't taste the same. I found this recipe online and they turned out amazing! Easy, simple and fast to make.

1 Can of chickpeas
1 onion, chopped
2 (or more) cloves of garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon of coriander
1 teaspoon of cumin
2 tablespoons of flour
salt and pepper
and oil for frying (I use sunflower oil because it's lighter than the others)

Blend your chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin and salt and pepper together in a food processor or with a hand blender. Add flour until it reaches the consistency of cookie dough. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a ping pong ball and fry them in about 2 inches of oil until they are golden brown (about 5 to 7 minutes). Place on paper towel to drain. Serve warm.

You can serve with hummus, tzatziki, or any other sauce/dipping apparatus that you are a fan of.
I personally love this recipe because you can taste your falafel mixture as you go along and you can add other things if you want to as well.

I found this recipe on ""

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