Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir thoroughly.
Add the lemon juice and hot water to the dry ingredients in stir until combined. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
In a frying pan heat oil on medium-high heat until hot. Add the falafel batter by the tablespoon and flatten slightly. fry on both sides until golden brown (about 4 minutes per side)
Place on paper towels to drain oil. depending on the size of your frying pan batter will need to be cooked in a couple of batches.