Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, that is very popular in the Arabic countries. It is made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. They mix this with some spices and other items, and then fry the mixture manually or semi-manually using copper or iron molds. It can be prepared at home because of its easy steps and available ingredients, or you just buy it ready made. Although it is a common food eaten in the Middle East, the fritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat and a form of street food. In Syria it is one of the dishes that characterizes the Syrian cuisine, and everyone loves it, especially the children. It has a distinctive taste that brings the family together for breakfast and dinner as well.