What is the primary ingredient in the Middle Eastern dish of falafel?
Answer: Falafel is a deep-fried ball, doughnut or patty made from ground chickpeas. It is a vegetarian food and is one of the most widely consumed and recognized foods of the Middle East. As a main dish, it is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini. As an appetizer, it is served on a salad, or with hummus and tahini. Most of the time served with hot sauce. Falafel became so popular that McDonald’s for a time served a “McFalafel” in its breakfast menu all over Egypt. Falafel is also the national dish of Israel.
What is falafel recipe?
1 cup dried chickpeas.
1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley.
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro.
1 teaspoon salt.
1/2-1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper.
4 cloves of garlic.
1 teaspoon cumin.