If you mean falafel, it is a deep fried patty or ball that is made from chickpeas or fava beans and spices. It is a vegetarian food, and is well-thought-out to be a fast food, many times offered by street vendors.
Falafel is very famous in the Middle East as a fast food and vendors sell it on the street corners in Cairo. As a main dish, it is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with tomatoes, lettuce, and tahini. As an appetizer, it is served on a salad, or with tahini and hummus.
Falafel is also served with many types of sauces, including tahini or a falafel hot sauce.
In Egypt, McDonald's has their own version of a falafel sandwich. Can you speculate the name? McFalafel, of course.
In latest buzz, coming soon: Moshe’s Golden Falafel from local chef and restaurateur Andrew Weissman. It’s going to be a Middle Eastern falafel shop, serving 18 different Middle Eastern salads and made-to-order pitas. Read more at mySanAntonio.com.
Tip! Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Falafel recipe from Melissa d'Arabian at Foodnetwork.com.