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This is a recipe for traditional falafel.  These chickpea fritters can be eaten in a salad or in a pita bread.  The white dressing is simply equal parts tahini and yogurt thinned out with a bit of water.  Use your favorite hot sauce for added spice.  Be aware-canned chickpeas will not work here.


  • 1.5 cups chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, ground
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Process together chickpeas in a food processor with all ingredients except oil until smooth but slightly coarse (mixture is ready when you can start forming a ball in your hands.) Refrigerate for at least half hour.
  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Form small ping pong size balls out of chickpea mixture.  Fry in batches until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per batch.  Enjoy in a salad (as seen above) or in a pita!


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