Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn't want the calories

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
161
protein
6g
carbs
18g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
1g
salt
0.36g

Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • toasted pitta bread
  • 200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
  • green salad, to serve
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Pat the chickpeas dry with kitchen paper. Tip into a food processor along with the onion, garlic, parsley, spices, flour and a little salt. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into four patties with your hands.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the burgers, then quickly fry for 3 mins on each side until lightly golden. Serve with toasted pittas, tomato salsa and a green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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cloclo's picture
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also only made with 1/3 a can of chickpea, 1/2 onion etc, because it was only me eating - was perhaps too much for 1 person, but feel that the recipe given wouldn't be enough for 4. I also only blended half my onion, and left the rest in chunks - this worked very well.

cloclo's picture
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Tried these today for lunch - first time chickpeas have ever been on my plate, let alone near my mouth (that said, there is still NO WAY I will eat them without being mashed up). I didn't know how long our harissa paste had been opened, so used Branstons Hot Jalapeno Pickle instead - was gorgeous. I baked at 200 for 20 mins, but found the inside to be very, very mushy and wet. I loved the taste of these, but hated the texture - will be trying to fry, or bake, very thin versions next.

cloclo's picture
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I'm going to be trying this later in the week. I'm trying to be healthier, and eat more veggie foods before my summer holiday. Will let you know how I get on. Just 1 question, PLEASE ANSWER - Could I cook these, and eat them cold with salad the next day?

tjlewis's picture

Made it last night in no time at all - best falafel I have ever tasted...kids loved it..

howlow's picture
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very good. and healthy

human_kenwood's picture
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I was not very impressed. The ground coriander and cumin was too overpowering.

sola1980's picture

loved it! it's really full of flavour, I added 50% more lentils and used sweet potatos instead of standard ones.

sofia_'s picture
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Really tasty and healthy, and so easy to make. Think i will put fresh coriander in next time.

rachelmarieking30's picture

the onionm quantity is "1 small red onion" and is on the ingredients list xx

alicia-foodoholic's picture
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These were OK, a bit bland for me, so will give them another go, but add some more flavour.
If u don't try u will never know right?

georgelikescake's picture
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Ive made these a couple of times now and each time are amazingly tasty - although i find the amounts given only serve 2! I have them with salad, humous and salsa in pitta or tortilla wraps - so nice!

lajpink's picture
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did these alongside DIY kofta burgers - great fun food where you can just lay everything out and let everyone just tuck in.

sm-ellie's picture
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We absolutely love these, i like to serve them with mint and yogurt dip though.

cocovanilla's picture
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Tried mixing the ingredients in my blender - it did not go well. Also the burgers fell apart during and after frying. But they were quite tasty.

singingclock's picture
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i was surprised at how quick and easy they were to make ! will add more onion next time though as did only use a Small onion.

anabel9335's picture
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Very tasty! Was pleasantly surprised! However my smoothie maker didn't like its new role as food processor so I ended up trying to get the chickpeas shredded by hand..not an easy task. But still very good!

idunjess's picture
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Yummy! These were so easy and tasted great with a dollop of tzatziki in the burgers. Might try using fresh red chilis next time to spice them up even more.

rhobson's picture
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Really simple and tasty, will make again!

champagnecharli's picture

I turned veggie at new year this year and have been struggling to find food that me and my (meat eating) boyfriend like! These are delicious, quick and so easy my boyfriend even offers to make them

khambhaita_p's picture

These are quick to make but do not hold together when cooking. The burgers kept on falling apart. I will try them in the oven next time? Has anyone else found these difficult to cook?

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