Simple Delicious Falafel Recipe That Will Make You Sooo Happy every time!

by Refika Kitchen
Simple Delicious Falafel Recipe That Will Make You Sooo Happy Everytime!

Today I have the best falafel recipe for you! You just need some small tricks to make this crispy, delicious gluten free and vegan miracle. We made a delicious plate with the hummus and spoon salad as supporting actors, also not forgetting the deliciously crunchy simit!

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Simple Delicious Falafel Recipe That Will Make You Sooo Happy Everytime!
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Rating: 4.3/5
( 4 voted )
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 250 g dried chickpeas, (or 125 g dry chickpeas + 125 g dry broad beans)
  • 1 pack (10 g, 1 tablespoon) of baking powder or baking soda
  • 1 small onion (120 g), roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 12 sprigs of coriander
  • 10 sprigs of parsley
  • 6 sprigs of dill
  • 3 pinches of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 leveled tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Hazelnut oil (or sunflower oil, grapeseed oil), for frying


  • Hummus
  • Spoon salad (you can find the recipe down below)
  • 2 simits, halved (simit is a type of bread coated with molasses and covered in sesame seeds, but you can use pita as well)
  • Thick, savory yogurt or labneh
  • Pickled cucumbers
  • Sumac, to garnish

Spoon salad:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 green pepper, finely chopped (or 1 large bell pepper)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 10 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ lemon
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes


  1. Soak the chickpeas with a tablespoon of baking powder for 20 hours. If you don’t want to wait, place the chickpeas in a pressure cooker and fill them with water up to the level of the chickpeas. Cook for 5-8 minutes on high heat and high pressure. This works like soaking overnight but the falafel texture will be smoother (puree-like) compared to soaking overnight.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and place them in your food processor.
  3. Grind the whole cloves by using a pestle and mortar.
  4. Add in the onion, garlic, coriander, parsley, dill, cinnamon, black pepper, salt, paprika, 1 leveled teaspoon baking powder, and cloves.
  5. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped and blended, scraping down the sides of the processor if needed. Be careful not to over-pulse and turn it into a smooth, doughy texture.
  6. Mix in the sesame seeds and refrigerate for an hour.
  7. Shape the mixture into 16 patties by using a falafel scoop or a mocha pot funnel-my invention! -. You can also use your hands to shape them into 1,5-2 cm (~½ in.) thick patties. Oil the funnel and your hands, if the mixture is sticky.
  8. Pour the oil into a large frying pan to a depth of 4-5 cm (~2 in.) The oil should fully cover the falafels while frying-.
  9. Heat the oil to 180 C (355 F). You can check the temperature by using a thermometer or dip the handle of a wooden spoon and count to ten. If you can see bubbles, it is at the right temperature. If bubbles come out earlier, it means the oil is too hot. If bubbles come out later, it is not hot enough yet.
  10. Place half of the patties into the hot oil carefully and fry for 5-6 minutes until crispy and brown. Turn them occasionally and transfer them to a sieve or paper towel. Fry the second batch.
  11. To serve falafel, halve the simit and spread some hummus on it. Top with spoon salad and place the falafels. Finally, add some yogurt to the falafels and sprinkle some sumac. For a classic dish, serve with hummus, spoon salad, pickles, pita, greens, and lemon.

Spoon salad:

  1. Mix the tomatoes, green pepper, onion, and parsley in a bowl. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Squeeze the lemon and pour in the olive oil. Give it a good mix and ready! You can also add a cucumber if making this salad in summer.
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1 comment

Gessie August 27, 2021 - 22

I am from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I appreciate the fun, friendly atmosphere in your kitchen, with Bahar and the team. love the humoristic and educative side of the show. I definitely would love to attend a grand Turkish breakfast. LOL.


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