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For the falafel:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional, for binding)

For frying:

  • Vegetable oil for frying

For serving:

  • Pita bread or flatbread
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Tzatziki sauce or tahini sauce


1- Place the dried chickpeas in a large bowl and cover them with water. Let them soak overnight. Drain and rinse the chickpeas before using.

2- In a food processor, combine the soaked chickpeas, chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, cilantro, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and baking soda. Pulse the mixture until it forms a coarse paste. Be careful not to over-process; you want the mixture to have some texture.

3- Transfer the falafel mixture to a bowl. If the mixture seems too wet, you can add a couple of tablespoons of all-purpose flour to help bind it together.

4- Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a large skillet to 350°F (175°C).

5- Form the falafel mixture into small balls or patties, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

6- Carefully drop the falafel balls or patties into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them for 3-4 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

7- Remove the falafel from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.

8- Serve the falafel hot in pita bread or flatbread, topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and thinly sliced red onion. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce or tahini sauce.

9- Enjoy your homemade Democratic Falafel, a delicious symbol of freedom and unity!

Nutritional Values:

Here are approximate nutritional values for the ingredients used in the Democratic Falafel recipe:

Chickpeas (1 cup, dried):

  • Calories: 728 kcal
  • Protein: 39 g
  • Carbohydrates: 121 g
  • Fiber: 35 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Iron: 13 mg
  • Magnesium: 282 mg
  • Potassium: 1154 mg


  • Rich source of plant-based protein and fiber.
  • High in iron, magnesium, and potassium, supporting heart health and muscle function.
  • Helps regulate blood sugar levels and promote digestive health.

Onion (1 small):

  • Calories: 32 kcal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Fat: 0 g


  • Contains antioxidants that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Provides vitamin C and fiber for immune and digestive health.
  • Offers anti-inflammatory properties and supports healthy metabolism.

Garlic (3 cloves):

  • Calories: 13 kcal
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Fat: 0 g


  • Known for its immune-boosting properties.
  • Contains sulfur compounds with potential health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • May improve heart health and reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Parsley (1/4 cup, chopped):

  • Calories: 11 kcal
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Fat: 0.3 g


  • Excellent source of vitamin K, which is essential for bone health and blood clotting.
  • Provides antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids, which may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
  • Supports detoxification processes in the body.

Cilantro (1/4 cup, chopped):

  • Calories: 1 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g


  • Contains antioxidants that may help lower the risk of heart disease and promote healthy skin.
  • Provides vitamin A and vitamin K, essential for vision and bone health.
  • Offers antibacterial properties and may aid digestion.

Spices (cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt):

  • Negligible caloric value; typically contribute less than 5 calories per serving.


  • Each spice contributes unique flavor and potential health benefits.
  • Cumin and coriander are rich in antioxidants and may aid digestion.
  • Cayenne pepper may boost metabolism and reduce appetite.
  • Salt provides essential minerals like sodium, important for nerve function and fluid balance.

Baking soda (1/2 teaspoon):

  • Negligible caloric value; typically contributes less than 1 calorie per serving.


  • Helps leaven the falafel mixture, making it lighter and fluffier.
  • Can aid in digestion by neutralizing stomach acid.
  • May have uses beyond cooking, such as household cleaning and personal care.

Flour (2 tablespoons, all-purpose):

  • Calories: 62 kcal
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Fat: 0.2 g


  • Provides carbohydrates for energy.
  • Contains small amounts of protein and fiber.
  • Used as a binding agent in the falafel mixture to hold it together during frying.

Vegetable oil (for frying):

  • Calories: 120 kcal (per tablespoon)
  • Fat: 14 g


  • High in healthy unsaturated fats, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports skin health.
  • Provides energy and enhances the flavor and texture of fried foods.

Pita bread or flatbread (per serving):

  • Calories: 170-220 kcal (depending on size and type)
  • Protein: 5-8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35-45 g
  • Fiber: 1-3 g
  • Fat: 1-5 g


  • Good source of carbohydrates for energy.
  • Contains some protein and fiber.
  • Provides a base for serving falafel and other ingredients, adding texture and flavor.

Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion (per serving):

  • Negligible caloric value; typically contribute less than 20 calories per serving.


  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Provide hydration and contribute to overall health and well-being.
  • Add freshness, crunch, and flavor to the falafel dish.

Tzatziki sauce or tahini sauce (per serving):

  • Calories: 60-100 kcal (depending on recipe and serving size)
  • Protein: 1-3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2-5 g
  • Fat: 5-9 g


  • Contains healthy fats and protein.
  • Provides calcium and other essential minerals.
  • Adds creaminess and tanginess to the falafel wrap, enhancing its flavor profile.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as the specific brands of ingredients used and the method of preparation.


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