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Falafel in pita bread with salad and tahini sauce
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Definition: Falafel is a deep fried ball or patty that is made from chickpeas or fava beans and spices. It is a vegetarian food, and is considered to be a fast food, many times offered by street vendors.

Falafel is served with many types of sauces, including tahini or a falafel hot sauce. It can be served alone, or as in a falafel pita sandwich.

Falafel Recipes
Pronunciation: fell-off-uhl
Alternate Spellings: felafel, filfil
Common Misspellings: fellafel
I ordered falafel at the restaurant.
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