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How to Make Egyptian Falafel

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My name is Eman and I am Egyptian. I graduated from the Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry. I love reading and general culture.

How to make Egyptian falafel


How to make Egyptian falafel

The Egyptian cuisine is one of the distinctive international kitchens with an unparalleled diversity and excellence in taste. One of the most delicious Egyptian recipes that everyone agreed to love is falafel, so how to make Egyptian falafel?!


  • 2 cups of peeled beans.
  • Quarter cup of chopped parsley.
  • ¼ cup chopped green coriander.
  • Quarter of a teaspoon of cumin.
  • A quarter of a cup of dill.
  • Chopped onion.
  • 5 garlic cloves.
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • teaspoon dried coriander.
  • A quarter of a teaspoon of spices.
  • Sesame.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • tablespoon of water.
  • Half a cup of leeks.
  • frying oil.

How to make Egyptian falafel

After knowing the ingredients of Egyptian falafel, here are the steps for preparing Egyptian falafel in order to know how to make Egyptian falafel according to the correct traditional method, such as that served in Egyptian restaurants.

  1. Wash the peeled beans well and then soak them in a bowl of water for 8 hours.
  2. After the beans become soft, remove them from the water and then mix all the vegetables in the recipe with the beans using an electric chopper to chop the mixture to get a smooth mixture.
  3. This is the most important step in how to make Egyptian falafel, as you must make sure that this mixture becomes very soft and homogeneous until you get the right falafel dough.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in water, then add it to the previous mixture, and add the spices mentioned in the recipe.
  5. Knead the mixture well and start forming the falafel into small balls, and garnish with sesame seeds.
  6. Garnishing Egyptian falafel with sesame seeds is an optional step that you can do without.
  7. Put the falafel in hot oil and flip it on both sides until done.
  8. Place the falafel on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil and serve hot.
  9. Use vegetable oil for frying Egyptian falafel, and it is better to use a frying tool that needs a small amount of oil.
  10. Serve Egyptian falafel alongside fresh healthy vegetables to get the important nutrients for the body.
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Egyptian falafel calories

Frying falafel in oil is the reason for the presence of somewhat high calories in it, but it is not an exaggerated amount of calories, as 100 grams of falafel, which is equivalent to 10 small Egyptian falafel pieces, contains 333 calories, and each medium falafel contains 60 calories.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Eman MO

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