I love falafel, but the dried mixes are so expensive and frankly not all that tasty. Here is a recipe I found for homemade falafel.
3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and ground (or mashed up)
1 t salt
1 T dried parsley flakes
1 t garlic powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
a little paprika, to taste
oil for frying
Combine everything except oil and mix well. Shape into 1" balls. Flatten slightly.
Heat oil in a skillet (about 1/2" depth of oil). Fry a few at a time until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Serve stuffed into a pita bread, garnished with Tahini sauce, or on a plate garnished with Tahini sauce and some Greek salad on the side.
Falafel is a very tasty dish which is eaten throughout the Middle East.