Make Your Own Falafel at Home

The origin of falafel stems from the Middle East and it’s usually a treat served with hummus or salads. These delicious vegan, vegetarian fritters make for great party food, as well as a lovely dinner at home with your beau.

Falafels are a great snack and they are easier to make than you think. Continue reading to find out how you can make this tasty treat!


  • 1 lb chickpeas (not the canned variety)
  • 1 white onion
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • cumin
  • chickpea flour
  • pink salt
  • garlic cloves
  • pepper
  • olive oil or vegetable oil
  • cardamon spice


  1. Start by soaking the chickpeas in room temperature water for one evening.
  2. On the next day, boil the chickpeas in a big pot and stir every 20 minutes continuously adding water when the water evaporates.
  3. When it’s fully cooked, after 2-3 hours drain and mash them with a masher or blend them until slightly less chunky.
  4. Add the chickpea flour, spices, salt, and pepper.
  5. Mix and start to form balls.
  6. Start by frying the falafel lightly in oil.
  7. Store the remaining extra falafel in the fridge for future use.

You can even put them in salads or serve them with fresh homemade hummus. Enjoy!