This vegan falafel recipe is so easy to make and tastes incredible! This is a delicious snack that you can easily make at home using this recipe.


½ pound dry garbanzo beans

½ onion, quartered

½ potato, peeled and quartered

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp ground cumin

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1-½ tsp olive oil

1-½ tsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup oil


1. Rinse the garbanzo beans under cold water and discard any bad ones. Place in a large pot, and cover with water. Let soak 24 hours, and rinse again.

2. Place the garbanzo beans, onion, and potato in the bowl of a food processor. Cover, and process until finely chopped. Leaving about 1 cup of the garbanzo bean mixture in the food processor bowl, pour the rest into a mixing bowl.

Add the garlic, cilantro, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to the garbanzo bean mixture in the food processor bowl; process on low to blend thoroughly. Return the reserved garbanzo bean mixture to the food processor bowl, and add the lemon juice, olive oil, and flour; process on low into a coarse meal. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3. Stir the baking soda into the garbanzo bean mixture until evenly blended. Using damp hands, form the mixture into 1 1/2 inch diameter balls.

4. Pour the canola oil into a wok 1 to 2 inches deep, and heat over medium-high heat. Cook the falafel balls, turning so all sides are evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove falafel from oil, and drain on paper towels. Repeat to cook remaining falafel balls.

Nutritional Info

Serves 5

Calories 245kcal, Fat 8.5g, Carbs 34g, Protein 9.6.

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