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Our Mom's Egyptian falafel recipe is easy and delicious! We air fry them for a lightened up version!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine egyptian
Servings 8
Calories 34 kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • 2 cups fava beans soaked overnight
  • 1 cup chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 6 whole green onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro (stems removed)
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Soak the chickpeas and fava beans overnight to rehydrate them.
  • Set up your food processor. Add chickpeas, green onion, chopped onion, garlic cloves and cilantro to the food processor. Blend everything together.
  • Next, add salt, pepper, coriander, and cumin to the food processor. Pulse it together.
  • Remove the falafel dough mixture from the food processor and place it in a bowl.
  • When you are ready to start frying the falafel, add the baking soda to the bowl and mix it all together.
  • Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out little balls of falafel dough. Release it into your hand and press in sesame seeds.
  • Arrange them in the air fryer and cook for 15-18 minutes at 350. Flip the falafel halfway through the cook time to make sure they’re crunchy on both sides!
  • Serve hot or at room temperature on it’s own or with tahini, hummus, pita bread, and salad.
Serving: 8g | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3426mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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