- Many historians believe that chickpea falafel appeared in Egypt during the time of the pharaohs. It was from Egypt that this dish spread to the East: to Palestine, Syria, Arabia, Iraq. Moreover, the recipe gradually changed, falafel began to be prepared from Egyptian beans, nuts and even fruits.
Falafel - the dish is not only tasty, but also healthy. In 100 g of chickpeas - 55 g of carbohydrates, 25 g of protein and not more than 7 g of fat.
It contains selenium, iron, manganese, the amino acid lysine, vitamins B6 and B9.
Do not be afraid to fry falafel in oil, since chickpeas hardly absorb it, but the crust turns out to be very crispy and firm. This means that all the aromas and tastes will remain inside, and you can enjoy them.