22 responses

  1. Karla @ Foodologie
    July 29, 2013

    Holy Moly! this look awesome! I love falafel! I made them once but I baked them instead of frying.

  2. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    July 30, 2013

    Oh these look amazing!! I love chick peas and want to try these real soon.

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      July 30, 2013

      Hi Alicia! I love chickpeas too! When you try it let me know :)

  3. Susan
    July 30, 2013

    Gorgeous looking falafel! I could eat these every day and be content. Next time you visit NY, there are a could of great falafel places I need to take you too.
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    • Samantha
      Samantha
      July 30, 2013

      Yes we are so due for a trip back home!!

  4. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat
    July 30, 2013

    These look amazing! Beautiful photos too!
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    • Samantha
      Samantha
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks Amy!!!

  5. Kristi
    January 21, 2014

    I’ve made falafel before, but your recipe is by far the best we’ve had……had them two day’s in a row. They were a total hit with all eight of our children….even the littles. Thanks so much!

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      January 22, 2014

      Hi Kristi!! That makes me SOOO happy…thank you so much!!! I am so thrilled you AND the kids enjoyed falafel!! Let me know if you have anymore recipe suggestions and thank you so much for following my blog!

  6. Paul
    January 26, 2014

    Superb! Just like the first falafel I had in Arabia 20 years ago, I’ve had trouble finding anything equally good ever since.
    Halving the quantities still gives more than enough for two. I served it the traditional way, with salad in an Egyptian flatbread “pita”. I din’t have any yoghurt so I put just a little tahina on it.

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      January 26, 2014

      Hi Paul! Yes this batch does make enough to feed an entire family..lol So glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Jess
    February 7, 2014

    Mine’s didn’t turn brown at all!!! And my oil was hOT!
    I had to add bread crumbs to the few I didn’t place at first and still turned to mush on the frying pan. I am so disappointed :(

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      February 7, 2014

      Hi jess! So sorry it didn’t work out! How many did you put it? The more you put in, the lower your oil temperature will get, that is why I recommend just putting in a few at a time. Did you test the oil and did it sizzle? If it sizzled, then your falafel should have browned up nicely. Hope you try it again and let me know if you have any more questions! Thanks!

      • Jess
        February 7, 2014

        Yes my oil sizzled- I put 3 at a time.
        Everything just mushed over the oil :(
        I’m gonna try again next week, but this time I’ll pass it over egg yolks , flour & bread crumbs and leave overnight. My stepdad is Lebanese, he told me to try it that way, we’ll see.

      • Samantha
        Samantha
        February 7, 2014

        Hmm..gosh I wish I was there to see it..lol I am also wondering..did you use dried chickpeas or canned? The mixture is more of a “dryer” consistency since all it has is the ground beans, herbs and spices! I have never had falafel with egg..so I have no idea how it will come out. Please let me know! Thanks Jess!

      • Jess
        February 7, 2014

        I use canned!
        Maybe that was it? That’s why it May have been so mushy ….I’ll try it next week with dried ones. Thanks so much for your replies!

      • Samantha
        Samantha
        February 7, 2014

        Yes I believe that is why..Ok..see falafel is the ONLY recipe where you use dried chickpeas without cooking them first. See other recipes, like hummus you need to cook them first so it becomes creamy, like canned, which are cooked. Buy dried beans and soak over night..this helps expand them. You must soak them overnight! You’ll see them expand. Then pulse in food processor and follow rest of instructions. I think we solved the mystery :)

  8. Brooks
    April 15, 2014

    Samantha, I adore falafel and enjoyed it at a couple of LA eateries back in the day. Haven’t quite found a place in the north that grabs me, but this recipe, by all accounts, looks to hit the mark. Pinned for a trial in the kitchen soon!

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      April 15, 2014

      Hope you try it soon…just remember to make it with dried beans :)

  9. Samantha
    Samantha
    August 23, 2013

    I am so glad you enjoyed the falafel recipe :))

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