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
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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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natalierachel's picture
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Delicious and easy. Will make these again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I've made these twice. The second time, I made them smaller and they fitted better into the pitta pockets. I also added some ground cinnamon to the mix and added fresh coriander and mint. They are a great veggie alternative and mix and cook up really well. You do need a spicy relish though as the mixture is quite dry.

kategiblin's picture
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Delicious and really easy, I used my handheld blender and it did the job just fine.

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.

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