Falafel is a traditional Middle-Eastern “fast-food”. You can find vendors selling fresh falafel recipe at every street corner of countries like Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Israel. This deep fried ball is stocked with ingredients such as chickpeas, Garlic, a lot of herbs and warm spices like cumin & coriander.
The chickpeas are soaked in water (sometimes with baking soda) overnight, then grinded with parsley, coriander, cumin & garlic. The mixture obtained is molded into balls or donut-shaped. It is then deep-fried or can be oven-baked and drizzled with toasted sesame seeds.
These traditional fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus and tahini sauce. As a sandwich, it is stuffed in pita bread with lettuce, sauce and tomatoes. The scrumptious falafel Recipe is also served as an appetizer on a salad.
Falafel is renowned among vegetarians. It is a great source of proteins & soluble fiber that are helpful in controlling blood cholesterol.