Try delicious falafel recipes today. You will lick yourself!

It’s high time to get to know this traditional Arabic delicacy!

Patties that are primarily made from chickpeas, but they are also great from other legumes.

What about them? How and with what to eat falafel? Take a look at our recipes.

Original chickpea falafel recipe

Chickpea falafel is served in the form of patties or balls that are crispy on the surface and soft on the inside. Prepare them at home according to a simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic
  2. Fry them until golden in half a spoonful of oil
  3. Place the drained chickpeas in a bowl and mash them with a fork
  4. Add spices, eggs, fried onions and garlic, pepper and salt and mix everything well
  5. Shape into 6-8 patties
  6. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry the patties on a low flame for about three minutes on each side
  7. Serve warm or cold, with rice and sauce, with pasta, with dip or use as an ingredient in one of the other recipes
falafel balls
Source: daringgourmet.com

Or follow the video recipe:

How to Make Falafel | Falafel Recipe

Pea falafel with pita bread and tzaziki

Let yourself be carried away to the Middle East. This falafel recipe magically combines the sweetness of peas with the spicy taste of tzazika salad and will enchant you like a starry sky above the desert.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen peas
  • 1 shallot
  • ½ leek
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 large cup of yogurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons of dill
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 package of pita bread
  • 1 red onion

Method

  1. Let the peas thaw in a bowl at room temperature
  2. Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the shallot, cut the leek into half rings
  3. Mix the peas, vegetables, parsley and rosemary until smooth
  4. Mix with flour, salt and spices
  5. Leave to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the tzaziks
  7. Peel the cucumber and grate it on a coarse grater
  8. Drain in a sieve or squeeze out excess liquid
  9. Mix with mashed garlic, yogurt, dill and salt
  10. Heat the oil in a large pan
  11. Form balls from the dough and bake them in the pan for 2-3 minutes on one side and then on the other side
  12. Slice the pita bread, fill with falafel balls, tzazik and sliced red onion
pea falafel in pita bread with tzazik
Source: savoryspicsshop.com

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Falafel balls in a tortilla with avocado

Lunch for work, picnic in the park, or food on the go? Try something unconventional. Food that holds together beautifully, fills you up and, above all, tastes good

Ingredients

  • 5-6 falafel balls
  • a quarter of an avocado
  • 1 tortilla
  • fresh herbs (parsley, coriander, mint)
  • ½ tbsp lime juice
  • 75 ml of yogurt
  • ½ tsp tahini sesame paste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp ground cumin

Method

  1. Mix yogurt, tahini sesame paste, crushed garlic and cumin
  2. Dry heat the tortilla in a pan for a few minutes
  3. Spread it with the yogurt mixture with tahini
  4. Cut the avocado into pieces and spread it on the tortilla together with the falafel
  5. Sprinkle with herbs and drizzle with lime juice
  6. Fold the tortilla or roll it into a roll and you can serve
Falafel patties in a tortilla with vegetables
Source: schaer.com

Mediterranean salad with falafel

Looking for a light meal for hot summer days? Food that fills you up and refreshes you at the same time? Try this delicious salad.

Ingredients

  • ½ romaine lettuce
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 salad cucumber
  • 6 falafel patties
  • 3 tablespoons of quality black olives
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small cup of white yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Method

  1. Rinse the romaine lettuce and tear it into pieces
  2. Cut the onion into slices, finely chop the parsley, halve the cherry tomatoes and cut the cucumber into rounds
  3. Mix the lettuce, onion, tomatoes, cucumber and olives in a bowl
  4. Mix the oil with salt, pepper and parsley, pour it over the salad and mix well
  5. Mix yogurt with lime juice and crushed garlic
  6. Place the patties on top of the salad, pour over the yogurt dressing and serve
salad with falafel, olives, cucumber and yogurt dressing in a bowl
Source: loveandgoodstuff.com

Fitness chickpea pancakes with roasted vegetables

Falafel baked in the oven is the ideal companion for a healthy lifestyle or weight loss. It’s packed with protein and naturally gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ½ zucchini
  • 1 red pepper
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 can of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp agave syrup

Method

  1. Drain the chickpeas and mash with a fork
  2. Mix with finely chopped onion, one crushed garlic, egg, salt and spices
  3. Make patties and spread them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper
  4. Cut the courgette into rounds, the pepper into thicker strips, the tomatoes and the carrot in half
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper
  6. Bake both trays for 20-30 minutes in an oven heated to 180°
  7. Transfer the canned tomatoes to a bowl and mix them with the crushed garlic, salt and pepper
  8. Sweeten the agave syrup to taste
  9. Serve the baked falafel with roasted vegetables and tomato dip
falafel patties and roasted vegetables in a tray
Source: cookpad.com

Burger with beet falafel baked in the oven

Burgers are an increasingly popular delicacy and can be prepared in hundreds of ways. For example, try this healthier burger with falafel instead of meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 250 g of beetroot
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 4 burger buns
  • 100 g of hummus
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • 4 slices of cheddar

Method

  1. Finely chop the peeled onion and fry until golden in olive oil
  2. Mix it with chickpeas, chopped peeled beetroot, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and spices and blend until smooth
  3. Prepare larger burger patties from the mixture (approx. 10 cm in diameter and 2 cm in height)
  4. Bake in an oven heated to 180° for 30 minutes
  5. Split the balls and let them rise in the oven for 2 minutes
  6. Spread hummus on both halves
  7. On the bottom half, start layering the salad, beetroot falafel, a slice of cheese, a slice of tomato, a couple of cucumber rings and cover with the other half of the bun
  8. Serve with a small salad
Burger with beetroot falafel, hummus, lettuce and tomato; in the background a tin cup with fries
Source: annetravelfoodie.com

6 interesting facts about falafel

  • Falafel is Israel’s national dish. Crispy balls of fried chickpeas and spices are sold across the country on almost every street corner and are a quick and affordable meal for locals and tourists alike.
  • No one knows exactly where falafel originated. According to some historians, its birthplace is Egypt, where the first records of fried food from beans are documented, according to others, this popular dish originated in ancient India.
  • Falafel is high in protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Chickpeas are low in fat and contain no cholesterol. It is rich in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, thiamine, or pantothenic acid.
  • After hummus, falafel is the most common chickpea dish.
  • The Arabic word falāfil penetrated into many other languages and spread all over the world, today it is the general name for chickpea balls.
  • The world’s largest falafel was baked by Lebanese and Israeli chefs in 2010 in New York. Its radius was more than a meter and it weighed 10.9 kilograms.

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