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red lentil falafel

Red Lentil Falafel

This Red Lentil Falafel is probably the easiest and closest version to a good all chickpea falafel version.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins
Course Snack
Servings 4


  • 1 cup dry red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3-4 tbsp oil for frying


  • Cover red lentils with water and soak for about one hour until doubled in size.
  • Drain the lentils and add to a food processor together with the rest of ingredients except flour.
  • Blend everything until you get green paste like consistency.
  • Add flour, mix well and form little balls. You should be able to make about 20 falafel.
  • Heat up the oil in the pan and fry each falafel on every side until crunchy. Enjoy!
Keyword chickpeas, delicious, fresh, healthy, lunch, Main, recipe, snack, vegan, Veggies