Shwet's Sizzling Wok

A foodie's delight


on March 11, 2013

Falafel is a deep fried ball or patty made with ground chickpeas (kabuli channa), Falafel is a traditional arabic food, Usually served with pita bread which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in flatbread known as lafa.

So i guess now you all had a very good knowledge on falafel ๐Ÿ™‚ isn’t it?

Its been like 8 months since I came to Dubai, I love all kinds of arabic food, mainly because it is bland. I relish bland food to spicy. I had first eaten falafel in an arabic joint, and really loved the taste of it, The flavour of fresh parsley as you bite into it is wonderful.

This recipe is typical arabic, because I found it in some arabic site ๐Ÿ˜‰ hope you all relish it as much as I did. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Oil for frying


Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Omit this step if using canned beans.

Drain chickpeas, pressure cook till done.

Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour.

Mash chickpeas, ensuring to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste.

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball.

Fry until golden brown (5-7 minutes).

Serve hot with pita bread and tahini sauce ๐Ÿ™‚ or relish just the way it is..


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