Falafel, the traditional and historical dish that is a main staple in the Middle East, is a patty or a ball which is made of fava beans and/or chickpeas that have been ground. You will recognize falafel by the way in which it is served, which is in a pita or even a flat bread called lafa. The pieces of falafel are usually topped off with salad, some hot sauce and pickled vegetables. Traditionally, falafels are either eaten by themselves as a snack, or they may also be eaten as a part of a mezze. Because of its ingredients, falafel is a healthy type of food.