Completely Keto Falafel Balls

In the bustling heart of a metropolitan city, where diverse cultures merge to create a rich tapestry of culinary traditions, there lived a chef named Amir. Amir, a virtuoso of Middle Eastern cuisine with a modern twist, had recently embraced the ketogenic lifestyle, both for personal health and as a culinary challenge. Amidst his quest to innovate while staying true to his roots, Amir was struck by a moment of inspiration during a visit to a local farmers’ market, where he admired the vibrant greens and the fresh produce.

Drawing upon his memories of lively family feasts back home, where falafel was a staple, Amir set out to recreate this beloved dish in a way that would align with his keto principles. He pondered how to capture the essence of falafel’s comforting, herbaceous warmth without the traditional chickpeas, which were too carb-heavy for his new dietary path.

With creativity as his guide, Amir turned to riced cauliflower as a base, blending it with almond flour to achieve the perfect texture. To this innovative mixture, he added minced garlic, a generous helping of cumin for its earthy warmth, a dash of cayenne for a hint of spice, and finely chopped parsley for freshness. Binding the mixture with eggs and shaping it into balls, Amir then cooked them in light olive oil until they were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

The result was a revelation: Completely Keto Falafel Balls that encapsulated the flavors of his heritage in a form that fit seamlessly into his new lifestyle. Serving them to friends and patrons, Amir watched as their faces lit up with delight, each bite a testament to the possibility of merging tradition with innovation.

Amir’s creation became more than just a dish; it was a bridge between worlds, a celebration of culinary diversity and personal health. Through his Completely Keto Falafel Balls, Amir proved that with a bit of ingenuity, the flavors of home could be enjoyed on any dietary journey.

Harlan Kilstein’s Completely Keto Falafel Balls

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2
Calories: 337 kcal


  • 1 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Cup riced cauliflower
  • 3/4 Cup Almond flour
  • 1 Tbs cumin
  • 1 Tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 Tbs Parsley chopped very finely
  • 2 Large eggs
  • Light olive oil for cooking


  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except for the oil
  2. In a small skillet heat up oil about 1/2 inch high
  3. Use an ice cream scooper to make 10 balls
  4. Fry a few at a time for about 3-4 minutes on each side until begins to brown

Recipe Notes

Serve with this Tehini recipe: Harlan Kilstein’s Completely Keto Tehini sauce

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