- a small croquette made with ground chickpeas or fava beans and spices, often served with salad and tahini in pita bread.
Origin of falafel
Examples from the Web for falafel
Contemporary Examples of falafel
Is falafel Israeli and can fried chickpeas have a nationality?Watching Anthony Bourdain in Palestine
September 19, 2013
Sure, some falafel places in Israel stuff a couple of french fries into the pita.Is That It? Burger King’s French Fry Burger Is Just Carb Overkill.
September 3, 2013
When Zohar and I met at a falafel joint around the corner, I told him about Linda's reaction.Red Alerts At A Sderot Hair Salon
November 1, 2012
- a ball or cake of ground spiced chickpeas, deep-fried and often served with pitta bread
Word Origin for falafel
Word Origin and History for falafel
by 1951 as a traveler's word, not common or domestic in English until 1970s; from Arabic falafil, said to mean "crunchy."