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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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.

goldielocks_79's picture

My first attempt at falafel was a great success, so simple and tasty, can't believe I haven't made these before!

hickmanh's picture
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Delicious! You definitely need to use a food processor for this one though.

rizzle85's picture
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Quick, quality food. Little fuss involved. My 3 year old loved them although we did spread a tint of mayo and a dash of sweet chilli sauce on the pitta to add more texture.

tan_tan's picture
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gorgeous. highly recommended

heidifrandsen's picture
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Wonderful!!! I am a single mother on benefits so it can be difficult to afford quality mince. My daugther, who ia two, loved them too.

sarah33's picture
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These were really tasty and really simple to make. Will definitley be making these again.

judieh's picture

These are terrific -- they never stretch to four servings in our house.

thommich's picture
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bland and disappointing.

pixiegirl8's picture

can these be grilled instead of fried?

pixiegirl8's picture

As a quite recent veggie convert, ive been looking for healthy, yummy meals and this looks delicious -ill def be making soon.

jmistovski's picture
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delish

debbiemacpherson's picture
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Really great recipe, cheap, quick and easy. I personally prefer a stronger flavour, so I doubled the garlic, cumin and harissa and used corriander instead of parsley.

niamh1703's picture
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Really yum, everybody in my fussy family loved them. So fast and easy.

robyn256's picture
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Delicious and marvellously simple, though I would suggest dusting with a little extra plain flour before frying, as they stuck to the pan the first time and I ended up with burnt bits. Now I add some chopped sweet bell peppers and diced and steamed sweet potato, which is just lovely. Served in a wholemeal tortilla wrap with sweet chilli sauce, baby spinach and a little fresh coriander. Yum. One of my favourite vegetarian meals.

trenethick's picture
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We thought they lacked flavour.If I make them again I would use whole cumin and coriander seeds,toast and grind them together. But they do make an economical meal.

schizopear's picture
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quick to make, costs virtually nothing and super tasty!

i was a bit more liberal with the garlic and spices but definitely a five star recipe.

josp74's picture
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They were nice but as am trying to cut down on the fat content I tried to dry fry. I do think this made them less tasty and next time might try the oven idea. I would also add more garlic and harissa as I like things with a very strong flavour. A few tweaks needed but good.

sam_uel's picture

Brilliant! They had a nice spicy kick and a lovely texture. I'll never buy falafel from a shop again.

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