What Is Falafel?

Updated May 25, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What is a falafel?

The Answer:

According to our dictionary, a falafel is a "small croquette made with fava-bean flour or ground chick peas (garbanzo beans), seasoned with toasted sesame seeds and salt, often served in pita bread."

They are fried in oil (before being put into the pita), and are especially good with tomatoes and a yogurt sauce.

-The Editors

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