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4 comments Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters
Falafel from chickpeas

Falafel from chickpeas

Reading the post of Madelene reminded me of my search for finger food. This dish seemed ideal for the party I had to cater for. Light, mediterranean dish, not Greek though. This was a request from the hosts. The Falafel I could even prepare a day in advance and just warm it up on the day of the party.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Very simple recipe

Ingredients :

  • 250 gram of dried chickpeas
  • some olive oil for frying
  • 2 tea spoons of grounded cumin
  • one large red onion
  • a clove of garlic
  • 100 grams of grated parmesan cheese
  • one egg
  • fresh pepper and sea salt


Soak the chickpeas in water over night. Boil them until they are soft. You can also use canned ones instead.
Put the finely chopped onion in a pan and fry it until it takes some colour. Add the chopped garlic and stir for a minute or so.
Put the drained chickpeas in a pot and mash them with a heavy wooden spoon or a similar utensil. I like the chickpeas being unevenly mashed. This gives the dish an interesting texture.
Now add the onion, the garlic, the cumin, the egg and the cheese and mix well. Form little balls that you flatten before you fry them in some olive oil. Frying on each side for 3 minutes should do the job.

Tip: adding fresh chopped parsley or coriander gives the dish a special touch.

Lesen Sie das “Falafel” Rezept hier auf Deutsch.
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  1. Mmmhh, so lecker! Ich habe das sehr gerne!



  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE falafel! These look so nice and cute. they also seem to have great texture, it’s all about that slightly coarse-grainy texture for me!

  3. Sorry if I haven’t been around lately. Mmmmm. I love falafel as well as the Greek revithokeftedes.

  4. I adore both falafel and revithokeftedes…be it a Meze or in a wonderful vegetarian sandwich. Your photos are very good, Herr Tobias!

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