Another Falafel Recipe


Deep fried chick pea patties served in a pita pocket with tomato & onion salad and a garlic-pepper sauce.

Step 1

Place cooked chick peas in a blender. Add onion, parsley, garlic, stock, soda, spices, salt & pepper. Process until smooth. Place in a glass bowl & refrigerate until firm, 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 2

Shape into 12 patties. Dust lightly with flour & fry in hot oil, turning frequently until browned & crisp. Drain on paper towels. Put a pattie in a pita pocket, top with salad & a little harissa if desired.

HARISSA: Place peppers & garlic in a processor & process until coarsely ground. Add remaining ingredients except the olive oil & process until smooth. To store, place in a small jar, top with a thin layer of olive oil & refrigerate till ready to use.

Makes 1 cup.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2c Chick peas, cooked & drained
  • 1ea Onion, chopped
  • 1/4c Parsley, chopped
  • 3ea Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tb Chick pea stock
  • 1/2ts Baking soda
  • 1ts Coriander
  • 1ts Cumin
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1tb All-purpose flour, plus additional flour for coating patties
  • Oil for frying
  • Pitas, tops cut off
  • Tomato & onion salad
  • 1ds Harissa, see below, optional
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  • 1/2lb Red chilis, stemmed, seeded & chopped
  • 6ea Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1ts Caraway seeds
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1 1/2ts Pepper
  • 1 1/2ts Cumin
  • 1ts Coriander

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