Falafel Recipe | Easy Falafel Recipe | Authentic Middle Eastern Falafel

Diabetics need to chose their food wisely.  In doing so, they need to follow certain rules.  A vegan dish with less oil can be a good option at any time and this is the reason why we have chosen a beautiful vegan recipe for study today - Falafel.

What is falafel?

Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish much popular among vegans and vegetarians. It is actually a deep-fried patties made from a combination of chickpeas, onions, herbs spices, and dough.

Is falafel good for your health? Are falafels good for diabetics?

Falafel has a good amount of micronutrients plus it is a good source of protein and fiber. This helps in curbing one's appetite, lowers one's risk of chronic disease, and supports healthy blood sugar. All these qualities put Falafel in the diabetes-friendly category.

What is traditionally served with Falafel?

Falafel is commonly served in a flatbread or pita pocket. 

Recipe Features 

FFD highly recommends a no grain breakfast.  Hence Falafel automatically gains a good position in the breakfast category for diabetics.  Plus FFD suggests shallow frying of Falafel instead of deep-frying in the original recipe.  Goodness of chickpeas, herbs, onions, spices all makes this recipe friendly for diabetics.

Course Snacks/Side dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Preparation time 10-15 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
15 mins  4


Here is the easy Falafel recipe in FFD style for you.

Falafel Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ Cups Chickpeas / Kabuli Chana 

  • ½ Cup Onion Chopped

  • 1½ Tsp Cumin / Jeera

  • 4 Garlic Cloves

  • ¼ Cup Parsley Chopped 

  • ¼ tsp Pepper Powder

  • ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder

  • 2 Tbsp Oil

  • Salt to Taste


  • Wash and soak chickpeas overnight.

  • Discard the water and rinse them well.

  • Drain them.

  • Coarsely grind together chickpeas, cumin, pepper, chili powder, salt, onion, garlic, parsley.

  • Add salt.

  • Make small balls, flatten them, and shallow fry with a little oil.

  • You can also make them in an appe pan with a drop of oil.

Serving suggestion 

Serve hot with salad and sprouts for breakfast. 

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