Felafels, or falafels, are small vegetarian rissoles popular in the Middle East. In Egypt, where they supposedly originated, they are made with broad beans, but in Syria, the Lebanon, and Israel they are made with chickpeas. It is via Israel that they have become popularized in the West. In Egypt, their name is felafel in Alexandria, but in Cairo they are called ta'amia.
Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.