Healthy Snacks: Dill Leaf Falafel Recipe

Updated on February 6, 2020
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Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home.

These dill leaf falafel make for a healthy and delicious vegetarian snack or side dish.
These dill leaf falafel make for a healthy and delicious vegetarian snack or side dish.

Preparation and cooking time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 12 falafel


  • 1 cup chick peas/garbanzo beans, soaked in water for 8–10 hours
  • 1 packed cup dill leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander/cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 tsp chickpea flour, optional
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Preparation and Cooking Instructions

  1. Wash the chickpeas, put them in a bowl, and soak them in fresh water for 8–10 hours. Drain the water and keep aside.
  2. Put all of the ingredients (except the chickpea flour and frying oil) in a mixer/blender and dry grind them to get a coarse mix. If the mix is too loose, add chickpea flour/besan to get the required consistency. The need to add chickpea flour arises only if the mix turns out too loose in consistency. The perfect consistency means you should be able to make firm balls from the mix. Transfer the mix to a bowl.
  3. Pour oil in a pan for deep frying and heat it. Prepare lemon-sized balls from the mix and drop them into the hot oil. Don't overcrowd them.
  4. Fry the balls on high flame for 4 minutes, turning them occasionally. Reduce the flame and continue frying until they turn brownish and crispy. Remove the balls, drain the oil, and place them on an absorbent paper.
  5. Your dill leaf falafels are ready to eat. Serve them hot with tomato sauce or any other dip of your choice. Enjoy!

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Ingredients in the blender/mixerCoarsely ground falafel mix Falafel ball preparationYummy falafel
Ingredients in the blender/mixer
Ingredients in the blender/mixer
Coarsely ground falafel mix
Coarsely ground falafel mix
 Falafel ball preparation
Falafel ball preparation
Yummy falafel
Yummy falafel

Recipe Notes

  • Falafel is a popular middle eastern snack that is very delicious and healthy.
  • You can prepare falafel mix in advance for later use. This mix can be preserved for 1–2 days in a closed container in the refrigerator. Bring the mix to room temperature before frying.
  • You eat falafel as-is or pair it with a dip of your choice.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100
Calories 330
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Saturated fat 12 g60%
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Fiber 48 g192%
Protein 33 g66%
Sodium 2 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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  • MsDora profile image

    Dora Weithers 

    2 years ago from The Caribbean

    Another good recipe. Falafel is my favorite Mediterranean food. Love a falafel sandwich.

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from Bengaluru

    I wish you try this recipe. It is a great evening snack for children too. The natural ingredients used in this dish gives nice aroma and taste to this snack. Don't forget to munch it when it is hot.


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