Onion Stuffed Falafel Recipe Video


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4


 Chickpeas2 Cup (32 tbs), cleaned from the stones, washed and soaked overnight or for at least 12 hours.
 Onions6 Medium
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Cilantro3 Bunch (300 gm)
 Parsley3 Bunch (300 gm)
 Cumin seeds3 Tablespoon
 Ground coriander3 Tablespoon
 Coriander seeds3 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Cooking oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
 Diced onions2 Tablespoon
 Sumac2 Tablespoon
 Ground cumin1 Teaspoon
 Red chili flakes1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1800 Calories from Fat 1246

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 142 g218%

Saturated Fat 19.4 g96.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 245.7 mg10.2%

Total Carbohydrates 119 g39.8%

Dietary Fiber 38.4 g153.6%

Sugars 26.9 g

Protein 33 g65.5%

Vitamin A 232.9% Vitamin C 257.8%

Calcium 60.7% Iron 135.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Soak the chickpeas for 12 hours. Drain and wash well.
2. Chop the cilantro and the parsley rough chop.

3. In the food processor, add chickpeas, parsley, coriander, and onion and grind until all ingredients are mixed well and finely chopped. The mixture should be smooth and homogeneous. Do this step in patches until all your ingredients are used up.
4. Add spices to the mixture and mix well.
5. Let the mixture stand for an hour to allow the flavors to develop, and the mixture will be easier to shape.
6. Add one teaspoon of Bicarbonate Soda to the amount you are about to fry.
7. Prepare the falafel stuffing by mixing onions and sumac.
8. Shape the falafel rounds by hand or by the falafel shaper instrument if you have one.
9. Fill the falafel with the stuffing and close the falafel ball well.
10. Heat up the oil making sure your oil is very hot before you fry the falafel.
11. Drop the falafel balls carefully, they fry fast. Do not stir while they are frying.
12. Take out of the fryer and place on paper towels to drain the excess oil.

13. Serve hot with pita bread, small diced salad and tahini sauce. Enjoy!

Editors Review

Falafel is a great snack in itself, but this onion stuffed falafel is a great creation as it adds an extra kick to this dish, once you bite through the crisp crust into the soft and tangy onion mixture you get a nice kick of titillating flavors. Watch the video clip for recipe details.