Google Doodle Celebrating the origins of Falafel, Recipes and Facts about the Delicious Fava Bean, Where Does the Chickpea treat come from. Today's Google Doodle, the search engine is celebrating falafel, the deep-fried balls described as the best thing that ever happened to chickpeas albeit with the "possible exception of hummus." Google is taking a break Tuesday from its recent Women's World Cup soccer Doodles to honor another ball many get a kick out of.
T he falafel, beloved in many countries, and described by Google as “the best thing that ever happened to chickpeas,” is the subject of a celebratory June 18, 2019 Google Doodle. In Tuesday's animated Google Doodle, three falafel balls jump into a pita bread spread with either hummus or tahini and a salad, to replace Google's daily logo. Falafel is the crispy street food staple enjoyed by millions around the globe and it’s being honoured on 18 June with its very own Google Doodle.
In a statement explaining the June 18 Doodle, Google said that the exact origins of the falafel is not precisely known but has been enjoyed in many Middle Eastern and Asian countries for centuries. As the Doodle demonstrates, falafel is made with herbs, spices and onions and commonly served in a pita. Falafel is a deep-fried ball, or a flat or doughnut-shaped patty, made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both.
It spread to North America in the 1970s, primarily in Arabic, Coptic and Jewish neighborhoods but has since become a common street food. The Falafel Is Often a Deep-Fried Chickpea or Fava Bean Ball. The Origins of the Falafel Are Disputed But It Probably Developed in Egypt. Israel Touts the Falafel as a National Dish. Some Palestinians See the Falafel as an Arab Food. The origin of Falafel is very controversial and many countries have gone head-to-head in claiming credit for the recipe.