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Golden Chickpea Delight: Crispy Falafel with Tahini Sauce


About the Dish:

Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern dish made from ground chickpeas or fava beans. It is typically deep-fried and served in pita bread with various toppings and sauces. The crispy exterior and soft, flavorful interior make falafel a delicious and satisfying vegetarian option. It can be enjoyed as a main dish, in salads, or as an appetizer.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Chickpeas 2 cups
Onion 1
Parsley 1/2 cup
Cilantro 1/2 cup
Garlic 3 cloves
Cumin 1 teaspoon
Coriander 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Baking Powder 1 teaspoon
All-Purpose Flour 1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil For frying

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Place them in a food processor along with the onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, and baking powder. Process until the mixture is well combined and forms a coarse paste.
  • Step 2: Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the flour. The mixture should be sticky but manageable. If it’s too wet, add more flour as needed. Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  • Step 3: Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or pot to 375°F (190°C). Take about 2 tablespoons of the falafel mixture and shape it into a small patty. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Step 4: Carefully drop the falafel patties into the hot oil, frying them in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 4-6 minutes per batch. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Step 5: Serve the falafel hot with pita bread, hummus, tahini sauce, and your choice of toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickles.

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