Definitions for falafelfəˈlɑ fəl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word falafel
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small deep-fried croquette of ground chickpeas or fava beans and spices.
a sandwich of pita bread filled with these croquettes.
Origin of falafel:
1950–55; < Ar falāfil
small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
A Middle Eastern food in the form of balls made from chickpeas and other ingredients. Often served in a pita.
There's a stall at the market that sells fantastic falafel.
A pita with falafel balls inside.
A single falafel ball.
The stallholder puts salad into an open pitta bread, followed by the four falafels and then liberally covers them with hummus.
Origin: the plural of .
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Arab food, usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa; "falafel" also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. 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. Generally accepted to have first been made in Egypt, falafel has become a dish eaten throughout the Middle East. The Copts of Egypt claim to have first made the dish as a replacement for meat during Lent. The fritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat and as a form of street food.
Find a translation for the falafel definition in other languages:
Select another language: