Falafel (adult)

“The origin of falafel? Some trace back its creation to the Lebanese while others to the Israelis. One thing is for certain, this little ball is loaded with history and plenty of surprises! Pierre-Brice Lebrun, gourmet writer and author of the “Petit traité du pois chiche” (translating to the little treaty of the chickpea) published by Le Sureau, reveals the secrets behind this oriental dish that has gained great popularity.

It was most likely born in Egypt, 1000 years before Christ. But quite honestly, it’s hard to say! We do know that the Egyptians had beans, that they mastered frying and opted for animal fat when doing so. Another theory suggests that it was invented more specifically by the Coptic Christians of Egypt. They would have chosen the falafel as a viable alternative to meat during Lent, due to its similar appearance to meatballs. It should be remembered, however that many versions of rounded patties throughout the world are of Jewish origin. Jews have throughout history, often by obligation, cooked offal.

Etymologically speaking, the word falafel could come from the word mlaff, which means wrapped, as it is often eaten in a sandwich. In Egypt, it is called ta’miya.

The Middle East is a very commercial region, there is a lot of trade, a lot of commercial ports: Alexandria, Gaza, Beirut, Tripoli… The falafel spread thanks to these streams. Not forgetting that chickpeas and beans were present throughout the region. Wars, battles and conquests are also at the origin of its spread. It should also be remembered that Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt were for a long time one and the same country. First the Byzantine Empire, then the Ottoman Empire.

The recipe actually varies from one kitchen to another, just like hummus! One could make falafels entirely out of chickpeas or entirely out of beans, and even mix the two. The Lebanese, particularly enjoy adding tahini (sesame puree) to theirs. The resulting mixtures can then seasoned with cumin, flat parsley, coriander, lemon and/or garlic. Depending on the taste, more or less chilli pepper can be added.”

According to Kawa-news.com

Falafel (adult)


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