27 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 2 Rating Star 6
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 5 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 3

Chickpeas pureed with garlic, peanut butter, onions, egg, soy sauce and spices, then formed and fried. Excellent when served in a pita with sliced tomato, cucumber and yogurt.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a food processor or blender puree chickpeas. To the chickpeas add garlic, peanut butter, green onion, onion, egg, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper and soy sauce; process until well mixed. Shape into balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each.

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  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Brown balls on all sides.

Nutrition Facts

282.17 calories; 11.45 g protein; 33.74 g carbohydrates; 12.33 g fat; 46.5 mg cholesterol; 659.98 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

01/25/2015
Love the touch of peanut butter in these! Great taste! I'll be making these again!
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Most helpful critical review

03/22/2011
This was not like falafel at all. More like chickpea pancake. I added extra beans more spices and 1/2 c flour and finally got the dough to come together. i think the omission of peanut butter in the future might help but I REALLY wish people would rate a recipe low if it doesn't work when one follows the instructions.
(2)
27 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 2 Rating Star 6
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 5 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 3
12/08/2003
This recipe was very good. The recipe should be more specific regarding the use of creamy peanut butter. If you use a chunky peanut butter you get too much of a peanut concentration in your falafel.
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07/14/2003
Mine came out a little thin so I thickened it with more peanut butter and some soy flour to get a dough-like consistency. (Great way to up the protein content even more!) I also upped the spices to compensate. It came out very good! (I used crunchy peanut butter because I like the texture). Note that this recipe makes approximately 40 individual balls with four or five filling up one pita.
(21)
07/14/2003
The flavor was perfect but no matter what i did it was too thin and wouldn't stay in a ball
(16)
08/10/2003
I guess I should have read the reviews before making this. On the positive side this recipe was extremely easy and quick to make it smelled and tasted wonderful and I will definitely make it again. As others have mentioned however the mixture was not solid enough to form into balls so I had to take away a star for that.
(12)
08/25/2005
This recipe is a great start for falafel. I added additional spices of celery salt much more garam marsala (as I had no coriander on hand and it contains coriander AND cumin.) Lots of black pepper and some gluten free bread crumbs finished this off nicely. I also let is sit in the fridge for awhile before frying it helps firm it up.
(8)
07/14/2003
As with all recipes there is always critcism....this recipe lacks flavor and body. It was a good start but required an awful lot of tweaking to get both a good flavor and consistency. I added a bit more coriander and some curry powder (as the pantry was lacking garam masala) and some bread crumbs.
(6)
01/20/2005
great flavor but I added 4 cups of bread crumbs to be able to make into patties and fry.
(6)
10/07/2003
Way too thin. Could not have made a ball out of it if I wanted. Excellent flavor. Just poured it into the pan and fried it. Looking for something more like a Burger. Any ideas????
(3)
09/22/2010
After reading the top few reviews I made some adjustments (of course). The crumbliness of the falafel is easily solved by adding an extra egg. Simple and effective. I did the following for spices: 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/4 tsp garam masala and 3 heaping tsp's of bread crumbs. I actually forgot the onion altogether but it wasn't a big deal. I cooked the falafel and put it smashed in a wrap with romaine lettuce diced roma tomatoes plenty of yellow onion and 1000 island dressing. Would make it this way again for sure. I only rated 3 stars because well I made so many changes I didn't really eat the product of the original recipe.
(3)