Palestinian Falafel

Palestinian Falafel

Falafel is the original veggie burger and is a common dish throughout the Middle East. It is found in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, and is especially popular with Palestinians. In Egypt it is known as tamiyah or taamiyah. I will show you here two Palestinian falafel recipes.


  • * 3 kilograms Chick Peas
  • * 1/4 kilogram Garlic
  • * 1/2 kilogram Onion
  • * 1/4 kilogram Parsley
  • * 4 tablespoons Falafel Spice: Cumin, Turmeric, Coriander, and Cayenne
  • * 2 tablespoons Carboneh baking soda
  • * Salt to taste.


  1. Soak the chick Peas in water for at least 8 hours.
  2. Grind the Chick Peas, Garlic, Onion and Parsely together, with a small amount of water, adding the falafel spices, carboneh, and salt.
  3. Leave set for at least one hour, then deep-fry in hot oil for about three-minutes, or until brown (note: the quantities listed are for restaurant quantities, adjust the ingredients accordingly).

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