Feb 3, 2010


Had been on a trip to Egypt recently and this was one of the most wanted food I came across. It was so popular and cud be easily caught hold of starting from the streets to the 5 star hotels. It's something like our very own bhel puri, n if asked I would categorize it under a chat item :) Having becoming a veggie recently, this food was my savior during the trip. When we were on the cruise, this was served during the Egyptian special food day...n I made sure to get the recipe from the chef....Loved it and here comes the recipe for the same. I did not get a picture of it, as I was so busy gulping it down then ;) So I've browsed for a pic n here it is...

For Falafel:

Dried Chickpeas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large
Garlic - 2 or 3 cloves
Fresh parsley - 2 tbsps
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsps
Coriander pdr - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Flour - 1 tbsps
Salt -as req
pepper - as req
egg - 1 (opt)
Oil for frying


Soak chickpeas overnight in water.
Combine chickpeas with garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, parsley, salt and pepper. Add flour and egg(optional) to bind  the ingredients together.Mash the chickpeas well when you mix the ingredients. You can use a food processor for this. once you make a thick paste out of it, make small balls. Slightly flatten and deep fry it oil until golden brown.

Serving Suggestion:

Falafel can be served as an appetizer with hummus and tahini, or as a main course. Stuff pita bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tahini, salt and pepper. As an alternative, falafel can be formed into patties and served like a burger.


  1. Wow.. looks fantastic.. I tried this in Newyorkers here. But sis said it tastes really better abroad.. your recipe sounds interesting. will try it out for sure. :) home made is always special na.. :)

  2. how amny falafels does this recipe make??

  3. looks delicious and filling Kavitha!!!

  4. @ Niths: yeah...home made is the best :)n if itz gonna be mom-made then itz more special :)

    @ Anonymous : This should make abt 10 falafels.

    Thanks Prathiba and Akal.


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