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Falafel with Canned Chickpeas Recipe

Falafel with Canned Chickpeas Recipe

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How To Make Falafel with Canned Chickpeas

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, flour, cumin, coriander, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined, but not completely smooth.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

  4. Form the chickpea mixture into small patties, about 2 tablespoons each, and gently place them into the hot oil.

  5. Fry the falafel until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.

  6. Serve the falafel hot with a side of tahini sauce, pita bread, and your favorite toppings.


  • Calories : 280kcal
  • Total Fat : 6g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 46g
  • Dietary Fiber : 15g
  • Sugar : 2g
  • Protein : 14g
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