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The Easiest Falafel Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time1 d
Total Time1 d 15 mins
Servings: 60 falafels

Ingredients

  • 2 cup dried chickpeas don't used canned
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 8 cloves garlic

Spice Mix

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds see note
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight in at least 2 cups of water in a large covered container. The next day, remove and dry with paper towels.
    Place chickpeas and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in a medium bowl and add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Cover and let sit, at room temperature overnight, until chickpeas have doubled in size. Drain and rinse.z
  • Combine your chickpeas, herbs, onions, garlic, spice mix, and salt to taste in a food processor (in batches if necessary). Blitz into a fine crumbly paste. Rest, covered in the fridge, for 1-2 hours before frying.
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  • Using wet hands, form into firm-ish 1-inch wide balls.
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  • Deep fry at 300ºF for 2 minutes, in batches if necessary. Drain on a paper towel between batches.
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  • Enjoy immediately.
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Notes

I prefer to toast coriander in a dry pan and crush in a mortar and pestle, but ground coriander works as well.
 
Inspired by https://www.themediterraneandish.com/how-to-make-falafel/