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
Alternate Spellings: felafel, filfil
Common Misspellings: fellafel
I ordered falafel at the restaurant.