1 review, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

These patties or balls are delicious stuffed in a pita with the garlic sauce, cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce. You can also make small balls instead and serve them as a unique and fabulous appetizer.


1 Can chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained
3/4 cup onion; Chopped
3/4 tsp Ground cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Parsley flakes
1/2 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp coriander; Ground
1/8 tsp Turmeric
1 cup Fine dry bread crumbs
2 large Eggs
Cooking oil; for deep-frying
Pita breads
Garlic Sauce:
3/4 cup Light salad dressing; or Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Milk
2 Cloves Garlic; minced
1 tsp Dried whole oregano
1/4 tsp Pepper

Original recipe makes 6



Run chickpeas and onion through food grinder or food processor. Place in large bowl.

Add next 10 ingredients. Mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Leave balls round or flatten into patties.

Lower balls or patties on slotted spoon into hot 375 degree F cooking oil. Cook for about 45 seconds until desired shade of brown. Remove with slotted spoon to dish lined with paper towel.

Cut pitas in half. Stuff 4 balls or flattened patties in each. Makes 44 falafels or enough for 11 pitas.

Garlic Sauce:

Combine ingredients in medium bowl and chill. Serve in pitas with falafels.

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I added 2 Tbsp of lemon juice and reduced the onions to 1/4 cup. I also made a garlic yogurt dipping sauce. Made some tonight as appetizers and everyone loved it.
Twinklechu 5y ago

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