Delicious crispy homemade falafels served with homemade pita bread. These crispy falafels are so delicious and really easy to make. They’re packed with hot spices and amazing flavor. I fried the falafels to get them as crispy as possible. They can also be baked in the oven at 200 C for about 30 minutes. Serve the falafels in pitta bread with vegetables, dressing, chili oil and, e.g., pickled red onion. Easy homemade fast food. Enjoy!
Falafel (makes about 25 small falafels)
400 g chick peas
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. dried chili or chili oil
1 good tsp. salt
4-5 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. bread crumbs
1 large bunch fresh parsley or basil
1 L frying oil
Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process it to an even mince. The mince should be firm and not too wet. If the mince is a little too wet, add a little more flour, bread crumbs or oatmeal. Let the falafel mince cool while you heat the oil.
Heat the oil in a pot. Dip a toothpick into the hot oil—if it sizzles and bubbles around it, the oil is warm. Shape the falafel mince into small equal falafels. Fry the falafels in the oil until crisp and golden. It will take a couple of minutes. Let the falafels drip off on a paper towel. Serve the falafels while they are still warm. Enjoy!