Homemade Falafel Mix

Quick & Easy Homemade Falafel Mix Recipe | It's so easy to mix this up. Then store until you have a hankering for falafel. When you're ready for an Israeli treat, mix with water and lemon juice. So easy, so delicious.

A year ago, a dear reader shared with me this amazing recipe for homemade falafel mix. I made it the very next week — and wow! So simple! So delicious!

I actually tried making falafel once from scratch – like from actual dried chick peas. OMG, what a nightmare. It was entirely too patchked for me. (And you know I don’t do patchke!)

So back to the Osem falafel mix I went. But then Judith shared this recipe with me and I’m pretty sure I heard angels singing. This mix is actually better than Osem (which I admit to loving). Better because it’s MSG-free and additives-free — and better because it actually tastes better.

Once you mix everything up, you just store it in a ziploc bag or air-proof storage container. Whenever you have a hankering for falafel, simple mix it with water and lemon juice – and voila!

One batch of the dry ingredients made enough falafel for three dinners for my family five, but your mileage may vary.

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you for the past 11 months, but somehow I never got around to it. Finally today, in honor of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, I’m sharing this super easy, amazingly delicious falafel mix recipe! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Quick & Easy Homemade Falafel Mix Recipe | So easy to mix it. Then store until you have a hankering for falafel. When you're ready for an Israeli treat, mix with water and lemon juice. So easy, so delicious.

Serve with hummus, pita and Israeli salad.  For an even more authentic experience, add in any of the following:

  • “chips” (aka french fries)
  • pickled vegetables – cauliflower, beets and cabbage are popular
  • schug
  • tehina
  • fried eggplant or baba ghanoush (or both)
  • matbucha
  • amba (this spicy mango sauce is my absolute favorite falafel condiment, and I’ve never found it in the US. Here’s an amba recipe – but has anyone ever since this for sale in America?)

What’s your favorite way to serve falafel? Do you make yours from scratch or use a mix?

Looking for more Israeli recipes? Check out my recipe for Israeli meatballs, aka ketzitzot.

Ketzitzot Israeli Meatballs

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  1. Can these be baked instead of fried?

  2. Danielle says:

    Thanks for sharing, I will be making this as soon as I can pick up chickpea flour. I’ve made falafel a few times from dried chickpeas, but ugh, so much work (I also made homemade pitas for the same meal, I obviously went over board). This looks so much easier, I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Chickpea flour looks really expensive. How does the cost of this mix compare to using dried chickpeas? (How many cups of chickpea flour in a pound?)

  4. Thank you for this. I have been looking for a gluten free falafel mix or recipe for a long time. Really miss them. Can’t wait to try this out!

  5. Yum!! Just made these. Thank whoever gave you the recipe for me. So easy and moist on the inside. I got a 16 oz chick pea flour for $2.97 at my local grocery store and that’s about 5 cups of flour.

    • Mara Strom says:

      Fantastic to hear! So glad you found such an awesome deal on the flour. That definitely beats the prices of the Osem packets!

  6. galileegirl says:

    Dh makes falafel from scratch every week. We just soak dried chick peas from the morning to be ready by dinner. The frying is what really takes the most time. Honestly, his falafel is tastier than most falafel stores. You are invited to come taste on your next trip :).

  7. hey love this idea-! I just mixed the dry flour mix with the wet ingredients and left in the fridge for 30mins, it’s super sticky and def won’t be able to roll into balls. Anyone else experience this, any tips?

    • Na – If your hands are wet, the mix shouldn’t stick. Unless it’s still like not at all come together? Mine tends to be a bit sticky, but nothing terrible. Let us know if the wet hands does the trick!

  8. Couldnt find osem mixture in my supermarket anymore so tried this reciepe also heated up some ready made supermarket ones in case mine didnt turn out well the family loved the ones i made they were gone in seconds had in heated wholemeal pitta bread with salad and tahini it was lovely;be using this reciepe from now on no more tasteless supermarket fallafels for us.

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