Falafel biscuit recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Falafel Recipe

Healthy and crunchy, vegan and deliciously creamy, falafel is a perfect snack that makes parties or reunions warm and intimate. Make some and the bowl should be empty in seconds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Egyptian
Keyword: easy falafel recipe, falafel, falafel recipe, how to make falafel
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 15 oz chickpeas 1 can, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup canola oil or enough for frying



  • Drain the chickpeas in a strainer. Allow them to dry while the garlic cloves and onions are chopped. This is important as you can’t make balls from a watery mixture.
  • Finely chop the garlic cloves and the onion. Put them in a bowl along with the drained, dried chickpea and other ingredients.
  • Mash the mixture with a spoon or a potato masher. You could use a food processor, but make sure not to blend it too finely.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop to scoop them out. Carefully form them into balls and slightly flatten them.
  • Put them in the freezer for 1 hour before frying.


  • Heat the oil to 350°F. Take the balls out of the fridge.
  • Fry the balls for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Served with some lettuce, sliced cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.


  • If the balls break apart, mix them with some all-purpose flour. Re-form them into balls and start over from Step 4.
  • Don’t crowd the pan, or they’ll bump into each other and have higher chance of falling apart.
  • The dish is best served with some crunchy vegetables, dipping sauce and pitas.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg