Fried Falafel

Fry up some falafel balls in Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil for a delicious and vegan-friendly snack!


Prep Time: 8 Hours

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 9 Hours

Servings: 2

Diet Category: Vegetarian, Vegan



6 cups Terra Delyssa® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 cup Dried Garbanzo Beans

1 cup Parsley, roughly chopped

2 large Garlic Cloves

1/2 cup Onion, diced

1 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin

1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour

1 Lemon, zested & juiced



  1. The night before, add the dried garbanzo beans to a large bowl and cover with water. Cover and allow to soak overnight at room temperature or up to 24 hours. The next day, drain and rinse well.
  2. Add the soaked garbanzo beans to a food processor along with the remaining ingredients expect for the oil. Pulse to blend until combined but still coarse.
  3. Refrigerate the falafel mixture for 30 minutes.
  4. Add about 6 cups of Terra Delyssa® Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a large Dutch oven or until it is filled about ¾ of the way then heat on high until it reaches about 350°F, then lower the heat to medium. You can add a small amount of the falafel mixture to test if the oil is hot, if there is a sizzle, the oil is ready.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the falafel batter and form into balls then place into a plate.
  6. Using a stainless-steel slotted spoon carefully add the falafel balls, one at a time, into the hot oil. Fry in batches, about 3-4 at a time until lightly browned, turning once or twice and making sure the falafel do not touch too much while frying. It should take anywhere from 5-7 minutes.
  7. Using the stainless-steel slotted spoon to place the friend falafel balls onto a plate with paper towel lined plate.
  8. Serve the falafel with hummus, tzatziki, fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

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