A falafel is a patty made with cooked beans and flavouring. You make a thicker paste and fry them in a bit of oil.
You can get a falafel mix at your health food store, or even in the grocery store.
You have them in pita breads, with hummus and tzatziki and tomatoes and lettuce.. maybe some hot sauce.
Recipe from 'epicurean.com' which you can google.
l lb. foul beans (Can substitute fava beans)
1 bunch parsley
10 cloves garlic
6 hot peppers
2 tsp. dried mint
1/2 tsp. soda
1 bunch coriander
1 oz. water
Cooking oil for deep fat frying
Soak beans overnight. Wash and drain thoroughly. Grind beans, parsley, onion, garlic and peppers in meat grinder. Put in a large bowl and add mint, soda, salt and water. Mix thoroughly. (Mixture can be frozen at this point if desired.)
Shape into 1 to 2 inch patties and cook in very hot oil, about 1 minute or until vigorous bubbling subsides. Eat as is or make into a sandwich.
Hummus is a dip made with chick peas and lemon and garlic. You can add a bit of cumin..
1 can of chick peas. drain and rinse. put in food processor.
juice from 1 lemon add to
tbsp tahini [can substitute p butter, though not as good] [tahini can be bought bulk at health food stores, or in a bottle in the supermarket. It's also good to add to brown rice, multiplies the proteins so you get all the amino acids.]
3 garlic cloves chopped very fine.
1/3 cup oil.
Blend until smooth. You can use a blender for this, but you have to be careful you don't overheat.
This is my recipe. I've been making this for years, got it from some Greek guys.
I use falafel mixes, though I gave you a recipe from epicurean.