The Student News Site of The Village School

The Villager

The Student News Site of The Village School

The Villager

The Student News Site of The Village School

The Villager

Soft Sugar Cookies
Soft Sugar Cookies
June 13, 2024
June 4, 2024

Quick and Easy Falafel Recipe


Easy Falafel

(Recipe courtesy of SpruceEats)




Cook: 5 mins

Total: 15 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Yield: 18 falafel


■ 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
■ 1 tablespoon minced garlic
■ 1 medium onion, finely chopped
■ 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
■ 1 teaspoon ground coriander
■ 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
■ 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
■ Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
■ 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
■ 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil, more as needed


1. Gather the ingredients.
2. Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper (to taste) in a medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and
combine well.
3. Mash chickpeas, making sure ingredients are thoroughly mixed together and mixture binds easily when shaped into a ball. (Alternatively, combine ingredients in a food processor. Pulse, then process, scraping down bowl occasionally with a silicone spatula, until mixture is mostly smooth, about 1 minute.) Add an extra tablespoon of flour if mixture is too sticky. The result should be a thick paste.
4. Form mixture into pingpong-sized balls. Slightly flatten.
5. Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high until oil shimmers. Shallow-fry falafel in batches to avoid crowding pan, 2 to 5 minutes per batch, flipping when browned on one side and adding more oil, if needed. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Serve falafel by itself, or with warm pita bread with veggies, or tahini sauce.

This was simple to make and filling. The chefs made a mistake and did not drain the chick peas so the batter was very hard to work with.  We had to add flour to fix the batter.  Normally there is no flour in falafel.  In stead of making balls we had to flatten them down so they would cook, they looked like potato pancakes. However, I thought this was not very yummy, but everyone has their own opinions.  The majority of the students liked them, they ate it all up! If you are a true falafel fan you know it should be green… ( we did not use any fresh herbs to make them this color)


Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Rebecca Miles, Writer

Comments (0)

All The Villager Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *