January 25, 2022 4:34 pm

Israeli Chickpea Falafel Recipe

Falafel is the street food star of Israeli gastronomy. But what exactly is falafel? Falafel is neither more nor less than meatballs. It is made with chickpeas, many spices, which are then fried in oil olive or sunflower, although there are those who cook them in the oven to make them healthier. While the balls of Israeli chickpea falafel They can be served on the plate, the traditional way of eating falafel is inside a pita bread, also filled with raw vegetable salad, French fries and typical sauces such as hummus, tahini or babaganoush. The recipe and expert advice from Schuster Catering has everything you need to know to make falafel at home.


  1. Wash with water and drain the chickpeas that were previously soaked the night before.
  2. Grind the chickpeas directly together with the onions, garlic, parsley, fresh coriander and a cup of water. Mix until you get a thick texture. Add the salt, black pepper, and baking soda and mix. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Form small balls with the mixture. If the mixture is too wet and it is difficult to form balls, you can add a little breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry in plenty of sunflower oil over medium / high heat until golden brown (between 5 and 7 minutes). Serve hot.


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