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Classic Falafel And Tahini Sauce

Experience the perfect crunch with these Classic Falafel and Tahini Sauce bites! This Middle Eastern delight is packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with a creamy, tangy tahini sauce for dipping.

Tasty Team
May 05, 2023
Classic Falafel And Tahini Sauce


for 16 falafels

  • 2 ½ cups dried chickpea (500 g)
  • 8 cups water (2 L)
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley
  • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro
  • ¼ bunch fresh mint
  • 7 cloves garlic, halved, divided
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons cumin, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • oil, to fry
  • 5 tablespoons sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 156
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 19g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Soak the chickpeas in the water for at least one night, ensuring that the chickpeas are fully submerged.
  2. Drain the chickpeas in a colander. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and add the chickpeas. Cover with more paper towels and let dry for at least 2 hours.
  3. Add the dried chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, coriander, mint, 5 cloves of garlic, onion, paprika, 2 teaspoons of cumin, ground coriander, baking soda, toasted sesame seeds, salt, and pepper, in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Use your hands to form falafel the size of a ping pong ball.
  5. Heat oil to 320°F (160°C) in a large pot.
  6. Add the falafel in batches, and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  7. To make tahini sauce, heat the sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat until the seeds brown slightly.
  8. Let cool for about 5 minutes and pour into a small blender or coffee grinder.
  9. Add the sesame oil and half of the olive oil and blend. Add the rest of the olive oil and blend again until you get a smooth mixture.
  10. Add ¼ teaspoon of cumin, 2 garlic cloves and lemon juice and blend.
  11. Serve the tahini sauce with falafel.
  12. Enjoy!
Classic Falafel And Tahini Sauce