Definition of falafel
: a spicy mixture of ground vegetables (such as chickpeas or fava beans) formed into balls or patties and then fried
Recent Examples of falafel from the Web
The brownstones from whose windows once blasted island music, and streets that once smelled of gyros and falafels, have been replaced with Gap outlets and Subway sandwich shops.
The Syrian contributions included falafel and hummus.
The casual restaurant is known for its Mediterranean food, including kabobs, baba ghanouj, falafel and breakfast offerings.
Its base is the crisp lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion that are often piled on top of a falafel sandwich, and it is dressed with the sandwich's classic lemon-tahini dressing.
Hubbly Bubbly serves falafel, lentils, chicken, and lamb and steak stuffed into pocket sandwiches, salads and hummus bowls.
The kosher Mediterranean restaurant opened in May, bringing some of the best shawerma and falafel in the area from the suburbs to the city.
Kaimakis and Yiannouris developed a devoted fan base serving Mediterranean dishes like pita sandwiches and falafel from their downtown food cart starting in 1991.
Any mention of nutrition was fleeting, and lunch was Mediterranean fare (hummus, falafel, a pile of pita bread, etc), nothing uniquely healthy.
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Origin and Etymology of falafel
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
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