Jeanie's Falafel

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This is a tasty dense falafel that contains no eggs. Serve on pitas with tzatziki or tahini sauce with lettuce and tomato.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black peppercorns

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Mash the garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Stir in the onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, turmeric, baking powder, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Do not be afraid to use your hands. Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls; you should get 18 to 24. If the mixture does not hold together, add a little water.

  2. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Carefully drop the balls into the hot oil, and fry until brown. If you do not have a deep fryer, heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. You may need to adjust the heat slightly after the first couple of falafels, and be sure to turn frequently so they brown evenly.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 724mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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