Eastern Delicacy: Classic Falafel


Embark on a culinary journey to the Middle East with our Eastern Delicacy: Classic Falafel. This beloved dish features deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas, bursting with herbs and spices. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, falafel is a true testament to the rich flavors and textures of Middle Eastern cuisine. Served traditionally with pita bread, creamy tahini sauce, fresh salad, and tangy pickles, this dish is perfect for any meal where you desire a touch of exotic flair.

Eastern Delicacy: Classic Falafel

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus soaking time for chickpeas)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 5 falafel balls

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 15g


  • Chickpeas, soaked overnight: 250 grams (1 cup)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 30 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Cumin: 5 grams (1 teaspoon)
  • Coriander: 5 grams (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • To Serve:
    • Pita bread
    • Tahini sauce
    • Salad
    • Pickles

Method of Preparation

  1. Drain and grind the soaked chickpeas in a food processor.
  2. Add parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined.
  3. Form the mixture into balls or patties.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan and fry the falafel until golden-brown.
  5. Serve with pita bread, tahini sauce, salad, and pickles.

Culinary Tips

  • For a healthier option, bake or air-fry the falafel.
  • Add a pinch of chili powder for extra spice.


Can I use canned chickpeas?

For best results, use dried chickpeas soaked overnight.

How can I store leftover falafel?

Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze falafel?

Yes, freeze them before frying and cook from frozen.

Our Eastern Delicacy: Classic Falafel is more than just a meal; it's an experience that brings the essence of Middle Eastern culinary art to your table. Enjoy these delightful falafel balls with friends and family, and let the vibrant flavors transport you to a world of exotic tastes and textures. Happy eating! 🌍🥙🌿