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Syrian falafel

Author: Amira


  • 2 cups dry chickpeas.
  • 1 large yellow onion- diced.
  • 8 large garlic cloves.
  • 1 small bunch of parsley.
  • 1 small bunch of fresh coriander- cilantro
  • 2 tsp of baking soda.

For frying 1/4 of this batch:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
  • 1 tsp dry coriander.
  • Oil for deep frying.


  • Soak the chickpeas overnight then wash and drain.
  • In the food processor add the onion,garlic, cilantro, parsley and drained chickpeas.
  • Process several times until you get nice consistent and soft mixture.
  • Add the baking soda and mix well
  • Divide according to your family size and freeze. You can safely freeze them in a freezer safe bags for up to 5-6 months.
  • When you are ready to eat falafel, thaw on countertop
  • Crack an egg, add dry coriander and salt, mix well.
  • Add the thawed falafel and combine well.
  • Heat oil on medium ,and fry falafel until brown.
  • You may want to try baking them for a healthier falafel.
  • Make sandwiches with lots of greens, tomato and tahini sauce.. Enjoy!!