Easy Homemade Falafel

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe

 Click to enlarge

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe

This homemade falafel recipe brings back good memories. I remember working as a waiter at the time when I finished my studies. Although I loved the restaurant I worked at, there was a restaurant I even loved better, called Mivami.

It was situated in the heart of the busy Sandton metropolis and served Mediterranean and middle eastern style dishes, but best of all, was the falafel on the menu. Never have I thought that the direction I was studying for and meeting the love of my life, would lead me to this webpage. My own popular homemade falafel recipe.

Even more peculiar is the nickname I gave to my wife along the way, chickpea. She loves the nickname and because she is a chef, I guess it is quite fitting. My darling wife has helped me in every way to perfect this easy homemade falafel recipe and turn it into the popular recipe it has become.

This falafel recipe has featured in a few different glam and food magazines, on TV, as well as this popular website, called The Cooking Cat. I will not go as far as to call this falafel recipe our flagship of recipes, but it is really popular, all over the world.

I would therefore like to extend my thanks to you, our treasured website visitors for helping us make this homemade falafel recipe hugely popular. Please let us know what you think of this falafel recipe, or take a snapshot and tag us on Instagram @cookingcatdotcom.

Thanks and happy falafel cooking.

Recipe Info


Serves: 10


Calories: 964
Carbs: 99g
Fat: 53g
Protein: 32g

Cooking Times

25 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 25 Minutes
30 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
55 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 55 Minutes




  1. Combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, flour, and salt and pepper in a food processor. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Process until the mixture is coarse, not smooth.
  2. Using your hands, form the coarse mixture into falafel balls about 4 cm in diameter, squeezing to compact. Place in the refrigerator while the oil heats up
  3. In a saucepan, heat enough canola oil for shallow frying. Test the heat with a drop of cold water. If the oil sizzles and pops, the temperature is perfect for shallow frying
  4. Fry the falafel balls until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a paper towel to dry
  5. Preparing the Yogurt Sauce In a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt, lemon juice, oil, and dill together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Preparing the Tahini Sauce In a mixing bowl, whisk the tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and warm water together. Season with salt. For a thinner sauce, add a bit more warm water.
  7. Serving the Falafels Serve the falafels in pita with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber and drizzle with the tahini and yoghurt sauce. Enjoy!

Current Rating


5.00 from 7


Share this Recipe

Tell us what you think

Your Rating

Latest Comments

Ruth Ingwersen
I suffer from acute FOMO and had to find what the falafel craze is all about. Lucky me, so here I am staring the falafel craze square in the eye. Brilliant, perfect, super easy homemade falafel recipe. You guys rock. 🧑‍🎤🚀 5.00

Nicole Gibbons
This homemade falafel recipe is a food editor's dream come true. Exactly when you need some inspiration, you find something magic like this. Terrific. It will definitely be printed in the next edition of our magazine. Thanks to The Cooking Cat for the permission and for sharing all the required information. Love ya! 📃📄😍😍😘 5.00

Rolene Senegin
Lights, camera, action 🎬! The best homemade falafel recipe in the world. Congratulations. It is worth every moment of the effort and tastes better than any restaurant version. Love it. ❤️❤️ 5.00

Kim Shore
I have saved this homemade falafel recipe on all my social platforms. Bookmarked it, printed it, stuck it on my refrigerator door, took a snapshot of it. I am addicted to these falafels. They are soooooooooo goooooood and tasty. 👅 Super proud of the cooking cat for this amazing recipe. Well well done. To the moon and back. 😁🌕🌙 5.00

Joshua Kennedy
Undoubtedly the best homemade falafel recipe. 🥙🧆 5.00

Jacob Kuning
There are certain moments in life when you know you hit the jackpot 💰🪙💵 Finding and making this homemade falafel recipe is one of them. I simply can not get enough of these falafels and they are a tremendous hit with my friends and family. You have a gem here. 5.00

Kenneth Hewing
The first time I noticed this homemade falafel recipe was while browsing through one of my wife's favorite magazine. It was love at first sight and I knew there and then, I had to try this recipe. Here I am and I want to congratulate you on this brilliant easy homemade falafel recipe. Well done. 👏👏 5.00

You might also like

https://www.thecookingcat.com/articles/images/4x3/blind-baking-article.jpg Recipe

Blind Baking


Rating: 0 out of 0

https://www.thecookingcat.com/articles/images/4x3/embarc-restaurant.jpg Recipe

Embarc Restaurant


Rating: 0 out of 0

https://www.thecookingcat.com/articles/images/4x3/masterchef-pots.jpg Recipe

MasterChef Pots


Rating: 0 out of 0

https://www.thecookingcat.com/recipes/images/4x3/easy-homemade-falafel-recipe.jpg Recipe

Easy Homemade Falafel


Rating: 5.00 out of 7

https://www.thecookingcat.com/recipes/images/4x3/homemade-pepperoni-pizza-recipe.jpg Recipe

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza


Rating: 5.00 out of 8

https://www.thecookingcat.com/recipes/images/4x3/homemade-pizza-recipe.jpg Recipe

Homemade Pizza


Rating: 5.00 out of 4

https://www.thecookingcat.com/recipes/images/4x3/homemade-tahini-recipe.jpg Recipe

Homemade Tahini


Rating: 5.00 out of 6

https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/17/28/640x640/square-1499895176-classic-falafel-delish.jpg?resize=480:* Recipe

Easy Homemade Falafel Recipe - How to Make Best Falafel


Popularity 89 %
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/511H3wMnO9L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Recipe

Oh Cook!: 60 easy recipes that any idiot can make: Amazon.co.uk ...


Popularity 834 %
https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/healthy-recipes-marquee-1577978180.png?crop=0.663xw:0.993xh;0.171xw,0&resize=640:* Recipe

70 Healthy Lunch Ideas - Easy Recipes for Quick Healthy Lunches


Popularity 84 %
https://www.thedeliciouscrescent.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Falooda-Recipe-2.jpg Recipe

Best Homemade Falooda Recipe - The Delicious Crescent


Popularity 82 %
https://i2.wp.com/www.downshiftology.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Shakshuka-19.jpg Recipe

Best Shakshuka Recipe (Easy & Traditional) | Downshiftology


Popularity 81 %
https://s23209.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Easy-Creamed-SpinachIMG_4959-600x315-cropped.jpg Recipe

Easy Creamed Spinach - Damn Delicious


Popularity 7 %
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51oNirCoKnL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Recipe

The Happy in a Hurry Cookbook: 100-Plus Fast and Easy New ...


Popularity 653 %
https://www.iheartnaptime.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Best-play-dough-recipe-i-heart-naptime-3.jpg Recipe

The BEST homemade playdough recipe - I Heart Naptime


Popularity 63 %
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SpendWithPennies-Stuffing-Recipe-24.jpg Recipe

Easy Stuffing Recipe - Spend With Pennies


Popularity 7 %
https://i2.wp.com/recipesallday.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/noodle-salad-1.png?fit=500%2C500&ssl=1 Recipe

Curry Noodle Salad Recipe - RecipesAllDay - Easy and Delicious


Popularity 56 %
https://www.byrdie.com/thmb/Lv7lu7eMjgF0naxGuRi7G2Ib_Xc=/4167x3334/filters:fill(auto,1)/diy-sugar-wax-v3-primary-7d2dc1dacfda4265a9ebe08c9b61417a.jpg Recipe

Homemade Sugar Wax Recipe: 7 Steps for Smoother Skin


Popularity 56 %
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Lemon-Drop-Martini-Cocktail-Recipe-3-1200.jpg Recipe

Easy Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail


Popularity 54 %
https://production-media.gousto.co.uk/cms/mood-image/2299---Open-Steak-Sandwich-Balsamic-Onions--Chips-3964-1572945984804-x200.jpg Recipe

Recipes | Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas | Gousto


Popularity 6 %
https://www.recipetineats.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Creamy-Cheesy-Potato-Bake-3.jpg Recipe

Easy Creamy Cheesy Potato Bake | RecipeTin Eats


Popularity 52 %
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Crispy-Falafel-Recipe-1200.jpg Recipe

How to Make Perfectly Crispy Falafel


Popularity 52 %
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Lasagna-SpendWithPennies-22.jpg Recipe

Easy Homemade Lasagna {Classic Dinner!} - Spend With Pennies


Popularity 5 %
https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/easy_chocolate_cake-b62f92c.jpg Recipe

Easy chocolate cake recipe | BBC Good Food


Popularity 1 %
https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/recipe-image-legacy-id-1273477_8-ad36e3b.jpg Recipe

Easy pancakes recipe | BBC Good Food


Popularity 1 %
https://simply-delicious-food.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/sticky-lamb-ribs-4.jpg Recipe

Easy sticky lamb ribs - Simply Delicious


Popularity 46 %
https://d1nlri62pqla74.cloudfront.net/images/hellofresh-logo.png Recipe

Easy, Quick & Delicious Recipes | HelloFresh


Popularity 452 %
https://asset1.cxnmarksandspencer.com/is/image/mands/1225_09072021_SB-26950_1332x884?wid=1000&qlt=70&fmt=pjpeg Recipe

Christmas Food to Order - M&S


Popularity 41 %
https://taste.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Dads-oxtail.jpg Recipe

Dad's oxtail | Woolworths TASTE


Popularity 4 %
https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcam-image-store.accountservices.meredithcorp.io%2F430830130a727cea9f6dfe17ec14c8e8b3cdfdcc Recipe

The Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe | Allrecipes


Popularity 4 %
https://www.savorynothings.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/baked-oats-image-sq.jpg Recipe

TikTok Baked Oats: 6 Ways! - Savory Nothings


Popularity 4 %
https://thesaltymarshmallow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/alfredo-sauce-featured.jpg Recipe

Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce - The Salty Marshmallow


Popularity 1 %
https://post.healthline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/falafel-1200x628-facebook.jpg Recipe

Is Falafel Healthy? Nutrition, Calories, and Recipe


Popularity 35 %
https://groceries.morrisons.com/cmscontent/fhtml_image/1057319.jpg?ZonX Recipe

Christmas: Morrisons Shop


Popularity 34 %
https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=960&h=480&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F43%2F2019%2F12%2Feasy-sugar-cookies.jpg Recipe

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe | Allrecipes


Popularity 4 %
https://www.feastingathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/how-to-make-kimchi-128.jpg Recipe

How to Make Kimchi! A Quick Easy Authentic Kimchi Recipe


Popularity 4 %
https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=1476&h=738&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F43%2F2020%2F06%2F19%2FEasy-Meatloaf.jpg Recipe

Easy Meatloaf Recipe | Allrecipes


Popularity 3 %
https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=1300&h=650&url=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.media-allrecipes.com%2Fuserphotos%2F2226688.jpg Recipe

Joy's Easy Banana Bread Recipe | Allrecipes


Popularity 28 %
https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=650&h=325&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F43%2F2017%2F02%2F1014786-Easy-Mochi-Photo-by-liz-650x465.jpg Recipe

Easy Mochi Recipe | Allrecipes


Popularity 3 %
https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91FdP9+U7HL._AC_UL116_SR116,116_.jpg Recipe

At Mama's Table: Easy & Delicious Meals From My Family To Yours ...


Popularity 234 %
https://www.tamarindnthyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/3-Ingredient-Homemade-Eet-Sum-Mor4.jpg Recipe

3 Ingredient Homemade Eet-Sum-Mor


Popularity 21 %
https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/lookaside/crawler/media/?media_id=3972808462762766 Recipe

CapeTalk - Creating your own cookbook is now as easy as pie ...


Popularity 1480 %
https://digitalcontent.api.tesco.com/v2/media/ghs-mktg/bf532b9d-1385-425d-bc2e-f240f295da55/GHS-BG-Sept.jpeg Recipe

Online food shopping - Grocery delivery - Tesco ... - Tesco Groceries


Popularity 128 %
https://thestayathomechef.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Chicken-ala-King-THUMBNAIL-1.jpg Recipe

Classic Chicken a la King - thestayathomechef.com


Popularity 13 %
https://digitalcontent.api.tesco.com/v2/media/ghs-mktg/bf532b9d-1385-425d-bc2e-f240f295da55/GHS-BG-Sept.jpeg Recipe

Tesco Groceries - Online food shopping - Grocery delivery - Tesco ...


Popularity 117 %
https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/18/11/2048x1024/landscape-1520886453-beef-wellington-delish.jpg?resize=1200:* Recipe

Easy Beef Wellington Recipe - How to Make Beef Wellington


Popularity 2 %
https://platedcravings.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Moist-Lemon-Cake-Recipe-Plated-Cravings-3.jpg Recipe

Moist Lemon Cake Recipe {Homemade Starbucks Lemon Loaf}


Popularity 111 %
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Lemon-Drop-Martini-Cocktail-Recipe-3-1200.jpg Recipe

Easy Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail


Popularity 2 %
https://i.pinimg.com/200x150/e0/ca/c9/e0cac954996eadbbd8560c3c05cd3864.jpg Recipe

110 Ozzie ideas in 2021 | dog food recipes, homemade dog treats ...


Popularity 100 %
https://thecookingcat.com/images/thecookingcat-search-blank.jpg Recipe

Easy Steamed Pudding recipe - All recipes UK


Popularity 10 %
https://createbakemake.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Lemonade-Scones-3.jpg Recipe

Easy Scones | 4 Ingredient Recipe - Create Bake Make


Popularity %


The Cooking Cat is a home cooking project launched by husband and wife Chef Couples Iwan and Marna Ross. It initially started off as an experimental cooking project and quickly grew into a community-based cooking project. All recipes featured on the Cooking Cat website are the results of food trend analytics collected by Iwan Ross, an oasis for food bloggers. SCP provides food bloggers with recipe page templates, a recipe database, food blog topic suggestions, and much more. We thank them for their continued support and the success we celebrate as The Cooking Cat. They are also responsible for the success story behind The Smoking Chimney.