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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ericax's picture
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i didnt think i'd like these because of the chickpeas but i actually thought they were really nice! Put them in the pittas with some tomato salsa and salad and found them delicious! Really easy recipe, too.

aefh75's picture

For those who don't like deep fry, you can always cook them in an oven (200 deg)

joanna79's picture
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I enjoyed these but thought they were a little bland. I would add a bit more flavour next time and also try a raita with them as well as salsa.

annaayling's picture
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Recipe worked really well and tasted nice but not quite as amazing as I'd hoped for (from all the reviews) but then I've only ever had falafels once before and it was years ago - so I don't really have much to compare these to.

jenny3704's picture
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These were delish! I added a little more chilli powder because me and my husband love spice. They are so simple to make and can either be fried or grilled, I found grilled to be tastier, but each to their own. I made double to quantity because I knew it wouldn't be enough for my hubbys appetite, but we had two left over and I grilled them again the next day and my hubby had them with soup. Yes, strange I know, but he said it was delish! Will definately make them again!

trishcronin's picture
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These have become a firm favorite in our house! Instead of the salsa we make our own tzatziki like sauce with yoghurt, chopped cucumber and garlic which is yummy with it. Also tried it with mango chutney along with the tzatziki sauce which was really good too!!

llyodrk's picture
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These are great! My blender struggled a bit with the mixture. Next time I'll probably blend before adding the flour to see if this is easier. Cooked them in the oven for 25mins Gas mark 6 - turned out well and much easier than frying.

gembrunton's picture
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Good recipe, cheap and tasty. I doubled the mixture, omitted the flour and coriander (didn't have any), used a fresh chilli instead of the powder, and grilled them. I have placed the rest on the freezer in the hopes that they will store ok. Served them in pitta with hot sauce. Will make again.

lesley_townsend's picture
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These are delicious....so good in fact that I fear Im addicted....my kebab loving boyfriend has even started asking for them instead of Doners from the chipper......really easy and flexible if you dont have every single ingredient

earthlady's picture

Delicious - I live in Turkey so I had to start from scratch and soak & cook my chick peas first. Added some tahini to the mixture as a binding agent and served with home-made pitta-style bread, green salad and a yogurt dip - chopped dill, grated cucumber & a little salt mixed with natural yogurt. All the family happy and no leftovers!

jojo-jojo's picture
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These are yummy! I made them into small falafels rather than burgers and ate them with cous cous and hummus.

Great for lunches to take to work

dylanski's picture
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Very nice, very simple - does need a bit of a sauce, either tsatziki or chili sauce

alicemarie's picture

Loved these, lovely as a platter dish with pita crisps, yoghurt & cucumber sauce and hummus.

Aaron Goodall's picture
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Best find of uni so far! me and my housemate make them at least once a week! We're adicted! We mash it all instead as cheap blenders appear to struggle to make any impact on the mixture... Great recipe, thank you!

rgotch's picture
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Fantastic quick meal. I skipped the tomato salsa and served the burger in a pita with lettuce, cucumber, thin slices of red onion, tzatziki and sriracha hot sauce

lulurose's picture
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These are so easy to make and taste delicious. The only change I made was to use dried corinader leaves rather than parsley, which I had forgotten to buy. However, I will do the same next time I make them as they were fine. We had the pitta, salsa and salad with them as suggested and the moistness of the salsa does help the dish along. Great dish for students if they have access to a food processor.

nic7oaks's picture
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Oh dear, I must have done something wrong because these were dead boring and my boyfriend said it made him remember why he's not a vegetarian....

shyde4444's picture
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Very easy, cheap and delicious. And healthy!!

lacuna's picture
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Really nice but next time I think I would prefer to make this into 10-12 tiny patties and fry them longer so they are more crispy. Very tasty tho.

psyteq's picture
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Made these with Gluten free plain flour (Doves Farm). Took about 5 minutes to whizz everything up. Amazingly delicious recipe although the falafels quickly soaked up the oil in the pan whilst frying. Will definitely make on a regular basis.

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