Yesterday I stopped by a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant that sold falafel in a pita for the low-low. I read the sign: fried chickpea patty. All I knew about chickpeas was that they're wholesome, and they make really fuckin' great hummus.
I've never had falafel before, so I decided to give it a try. After just a few bites, I felt very satisfied. Falafel is a fried ball or patty that's made with chickpeas. They can also include fava beans. It's a dish that's widely eaten in the Middle East. And oh-my-goodness they are so good!
To all of my meat-eaters: you know that incomplete feeling you get when you have a dish that excludes meat? Yeah, this wasn't the case with falafel.
With an abundant amount of guac, curry, and hot sauce in my falafel -- I was on a vegetarian cloud.
If you'd like to make falafel, here's a recipe card posted by@farveharparsi.