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Delicious Homemade Falafel Recipe

Ready to learn my family's secret recipe to the best, authentic falafel? It's easy, delicious and can be made ahead and frozen for easy meals. You can enjoy these delicious falafel in a pita bread, as a protein salad topper and as a side dish with dips such as humus.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 5 Ziplock bags


  • Food Processor


  • 2- 14 oz Bags Split Fava Beans
  • 2- Medium Yellow onions
  • 2- Large Garlic heads
  • 2- Bunches of Scallions
  • 2- Bunches of Parsley (3 if bunches are small)
  • 2- Bunches of Cilantro


  • Pour the beans in a large bowl and soak in cold water for a few hours, until tender
  • While the beans are soaking, peel the onions and cut in quarters
  • Peel garlic heads
  • Wash and prep the scallions, parsley and cilantro, trim the stems
  • After the beans have been soaked, put all the ingredients in a food processor (If you don't have a big food processor, you may have to take a little bit of each ingredient, blend, then repeat with the remaining ingredients)
  • Combine all your falafel patches together and mix well with a wooden spoon

Cooking Instructions

  • Take the desired amount of falafel mix and pour into a small bowl
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add baking powder
  • Add paprika (if desired)
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Heat oil on medium heat
  • Form into small patted balls to fry
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on the top of the falafel and fry

Storing the Falafel Mix

  • Divide your falafel mixture into ziplock bags
  • Label and freeze for up to 6 months
  • When ready to cook, take out of the freezer to defrost and follow the same cooking instructions above
Keyword Baked, crispy, falafel, fried, homemade