Wash and soak the chickpeas in water for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
Once the chickpeas increase in volume, drain the water and blend all the ingredients in a food processor, till it gathers together and can be shaped into roundels. Add little or no water.
Taste the mixture and adjust spices as per need.
Refrigerate for atleast half an hour.
Shape into patties using your hands or use the falafel press and deep fry in medium hot oil till it gets cooked and becomes brown in color.
The Air-fryer can also be used to fry the falafels at 180°C for 8 - 10 mts. Baste them halfway with oil.
Either way, it tastes good, but the air-fried ones are a bit on the drier side. Not a big price to pay for your health though :-)
It is so flavourful and addictive that you will not feel satisfied with a few.