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Vegan Falafel Recipe

vegan falafel recipe

As a professional cook, I always strive to create delicious and healthy recipes for everyone to enjoy. One of my favorite vegan recipes is the falafel dish, which is not only easy to make but also packed with nutrients. In this article, I will share my own vegan falafel recipe that you can make at home for a perfect meal any time of the day.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Main Dish
  • Recipe Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.9


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Form the mixture into small balls or patties, about 1-2 inches in diameter.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the falafel until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Drain the falafel on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve hot with pita bread, hummus, and tzatziki sauce, or any other side dish of your choice.

Nutrition Table

NutrientAmount Per Serving
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber4g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use dried chickpeas instead of canned chickpeas?
  • A: Yes, but you need to soak the dried chickpeas overnight and cook them before using them in the recipe.
  • Q: Can I bake the falafel instead of frying them?
  • A: Yes, you can bake the falafel in the oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Q: Can I freeze the falafel?
  • A: Yes, you can freeze the uncooked falafel for up to 3 months. Just thaw them in the fridge overnight before frying or baking them.

Recipes Tips

If you want to make the falafel healthier, you can use an air fryer to cook them instead of frying them in oil. Also, you can add some grated carrots or zucchini to the mixture to increase the nutritional value of the dish. Finally, you can serve the falafel with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete and balanced meal.

Overall, this vegan falafel recipe is perfect for anyone who loves Middle Eastern cuisine and wants to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal. With simple ingredients and easy instructions, you can make this recipe in no time and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills.