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Homemade Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Healthy Fact of the Day

Falafel, made from chickpeas, is a rich source of plant-based protein, fiber, and various essential nutrients. This homemade version ensures you have control over the ingredients, making it a wholesome and delicious addition to your diet.



For the Falafel:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4-5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


For the Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Water (as needed to thin the sauce)


For Serving:

  • Pita bread
  • Fresh veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce)
  • Pickles



For the Falafel:

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked chickpeas.

  2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, baking powder, flour, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Pulse until the mixture is finely ground but not pureed. It should have a coarse texture.

  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  5. After chilling, form the mixture into small patties or balls.

  6. In a deep skillet or frying pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

  7. Fry the falafel until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.


For the Tahini Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and black pepper.

  2. Add water gradually until you achieve the desired consistency.


To Serve:

  1. Warm the pita bread.

  2. Assemble your falafel by placing them in the pita pockets along with fresh veggies.

  3. Drizzle with the tahini sauce.

  4. Serve with pickles on the side.



Enjoy these Homemade Falafel with Tahini Sauce for a flavorful and satisfying meal!

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