Homemade Falafel


1 Pound dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight 

1 Bunch Parsley, cut stems off and wash well 

1 Bunch Coriander, cut stems off and wash well 

1 Small onion , chopped 

4 Cloves Garlic , peeled 

1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste) 

1 tablespoon cumin 

1 tablespoon corriander spice 

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

Avocado oil 




  1. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl and add enough cold water to cover them by at least 2 inches. Let soak overnight, then drain and rinse well. 

  2. Put all ingredients (except baking powder and baking soda) into a food processor. Process until blended but not pureed. 

  3. Sprinkle in the baking powder and baking soda, and pulse a few times. Let the mix rest for at least 30 min at room temperature. 

  4. Heat 3 inches of avocado oil to 375ºF in a deep pan, form using a falafel utensil or you can use a tablespoon and form into balls then flatten.  Then fry about 6 pieces at a time for a few minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot. 



- Alternatively, You can also bake the formed Falafel at 350 for 20 minutes then broil until golden brown. Be sure to grease the cookie sheet lightly 


- If you want to freeze any of the batter be sure to not add the baling powder and baking soda.