Chia Egg- combine 1 tbsp chia seeds & 3 tbsp water in a small container. Mix well and sit for 5 minutes until chia seeds and water create an egg-like consistency.
In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, cumin, cilantro, flour, lemon juice, chia egg, and season with salt and pepper. Blend until it resembles a finely ground mixture. Note: use a fork to manually mash chickpeas if you do not have a food processor.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and let it sit for about 2 hours. It helps the mixture to form falafel balls easier.
Use an ice cream scoop to form mixture into falafel balls. Note: use your hands to create falafel patties if you do not have an ice cream scoop.
In a pot, heat 1” grape seed oil. Note: Do not add falafels to cold oil.
Pan-Fry falafels until golden, then transfer to a paper towel-lined dish.
Serve falafels with salad or in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber and drizzle with tahini or sauce of your choice.