Falafel - Gluten Free Chickpea Fritter

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May. 26, 2022

I have to admit, I was never a big Falafel fan growing up in the United Arab Emirates. With the abundance of Lamb, Chicken Beef Kebabs, the Falafel simply couldn't compete. I have a strong feeling though that recipe will delight meat lovers and vegetarians alike. And, this recipe is also vegan and gluten free. How amazing is this?


Dry chickpeas 250 Gram
Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
Green chilli 1 Tablespoon
Parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Coriander 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Dill 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Mint 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cinnamon powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Clove powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Aleppo pepper 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Gram flour 1 Teaspoon
White sesame seeds To Taste
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) ((For deep frying))



1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in water and drain

2. Add to a food processor with the onion, garlic, green chilli, half the herbs and the spices, salt, pepper and process

3. Add the other half and continue to process depending on the size of your food processor

4. Add the baking soda and gram flour

5. The mixture should be gritty, however, it should be damp and hold together when you form a ball

6. If it’s not holding, grind a little bit in a smaller food processor some more so it holds everything together.

7. Form small golf balls, roll in sesame seeds and deep fry for a few minutes


8. Serve & Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4