After posting a pic of my falafel salad on Instagram, I asked you all if you wanted the recipe. The answer was a resounding yes! I have to admit that I usually don’t make falafel in the classic way, especially when it involves starting off with dry chickpeas. (By the way: if you buy beans or lentils in glass jars, it’s worth taking a look at the list of ingredients – they often come with added sugar!) The solution was using store-bought mixes: falafel powders that you mix with hot water, allow to swell up, and then form into balls and fry in oil. At some point, I came up with the idea of making my own dry mix – no dehydrator needed!

My falafel mix is great for when you don’t have a lot of time to cook, or need to make large quantities of falafel to be frozen and heated up later. And like all ready-mixes, it’s super convenient.

My recipe is not based on fresh chickpeas – which you’d have to dry out in the oven or a dehydrator, then pulverize – but instead uses chickpea flour, which is also sold as “gram flour.” After that, all you have to do is throw in a bunch of spices and store in an airtight container. So easy!

DIY Falafel Ready-Mix

This recipe makes approx. 450 g of ready-mix (3 portions of 150 g each). Each portion makes 10–15 falafel balls.
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servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time
Passive Time
ZUTATEN:
  • 410 g chickpea (gram) flour
  • 3 tbsp onion powder*
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds ground
  • 1 tsp garlic powder*
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds* ground
  • 3 tsp salt*
  • 1 tsp white pepper*
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley* ground
ANLEITUNG:
  1. Add 150 g of ready-mix to a bowl. Add 200 ml boiling water, stir well, and let swell up for 15 minutes.
  2. With moistened hands, form 10–15 falafel balls. (Optional: coat the falafel balls in sesame seeds.)
  3. Heat a thick layer of oil in a frying pan and fry falafel on all sides until golden brown.
 
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150 g of falafel mix makes 10–15 falafel balls.

Served with a mixed salad (such as the one above with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and olive oil) or with hummus, flatbread, and marinated or pickled veggies.

Enjoy! And let me know how your falafel mix turns out :-)


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