What is it?
“Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze.”
Debates over the origin of falafel have sometimes devolved into political discussions about the relationship between Arabs and Israelis. In modern times, falafel has been considered a national dish of Egypt and of Israel … Falafel plays an iconic role in Israeli cuisine and throughout other countries.
Falafel is a delicious dish with a rich history. We want this day to bring together countries around the world, particularly Israel with its neighbors. People should put aside politics when eating this dish and enjoy, after all that’s what life is about.
Check out some awesome homemade falafel recipes.