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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wild_ice's picture
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Loved it! So easy to make! I used coriander pita's and yogurt with mild salsa and loads of salad. I don't have a blender so I had to use a potato masher which made the burgers chunky.

Londongirly's picture
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This recipe worked so well and was so simple!!! Used coriander instead of parsley as I prefer it and also think it works better in Mediterranean recipes. My patties must have been small as I made 7 of them which left some for lunch the next day - also very delicious cold! Served them in pitta with tzatziki - a real winner!

loustar14's picture
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Just made another batch of burgers but this time following the recipe, frying them instead of baking them as I have done before. They had a completely different taste and i'm now torn over which method to use in the future... i'll have to try both again as an excuse to find out which I prefer!!

notmum's picture
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These are scrummy...I guessed at the quantity for red onion and harrissa as I didn't have the magazine to refer to....I should have read the reviews and then I would have known!I served with home made pitta bread and a tomato and chilli salsa from another recipe on here and they were so delicious...hubbie was still enthusing about them today.

babybarbarella's picture

Will definitely be trying these. Going to make some tzatziki to go with them. Think they'd be wonderful with tzatziki, houmous, cherry tomatoes and lettuce....mmmmmmm

feefee990's picture
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i cooked these last night for myself and my fussy eater husband and to my surprise husband ate them all and then refused a pudding !
To add to my surprise today he commented how nice they were !
i have to admit though I didnt tell him ( and he didnt ask ) that they contained chickpeas till he had taken a bite.
He professes not to like chickpeas.
I agree about the missing onion but I was lucky because I have the Goodfood magazine where the recipe originally appeared.Also I did add a little more flour then the recipe mentions partly because I was out of kitchen paper so couldnt dry the chick peas.

mikey1's picture

Went down very well with hubby who usually feels cheated if I serve dinner without some kind of meat! Used coriander instead of parsley.

orbvalley's picture
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An absolute winner in our household. Served with a green salad and lime pickle. Will try coriander instead of parsley next time.

starry_eyes's picture
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Such an easy recipe for something that tastes so good! Used caramalised onion humous instead of the salsa which worked really well

poppetxxx's picture
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Much preferred this falafel recipe to the other one here on BBC Food. I didn't have any fresh parsley/corriander to hand but these were still fab fab fab! Partner has requested they become a weekly feature and I am very interested to try Loustar14's idea of oven baking to reduce fat.

juliebeeching's picture

Tried these tonight, really delicious and so simple. My first time eating chick peas! but not my last.

loustar14's picture
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This was my first time making anything with chick peas and I was pleasantly suprised! Im not overly keen on frying foods so instead I put the burgers in the oven for 20 minutes. They turned out well and I will probably make them again in this way.

annemarie196's picture

does anyone know if these freeze well? and then if they do is it best to cook from frozen or defrost first?!!...sorry bit of a novice in the kitchen!!

cstaniland's picture
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Quick, easy, bound together well, and absolutely delicious - will definitely not be buying the ready-made one again!

alessandra75's picture
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It looks so good! I'll make it as soon as possible.

francoisepascal's picture
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Delicious, my son is a vegetarian and I soemtime run out of recepies when he visits me with his fiancee. He loved it and thought the best he had ever tasted.
Thanks a million

superkat's picture
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Thought these were great; made them nice and spicy and they had quite a kick! Will make again, maybe doing smaller, "traditional" falafel/meat ball size patties and serving with a tomato sauce.

lostkat's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. I cooked these for a vegetarian friend of mine and enjoyed them so much that I now make them regularly. So incredibly simple to make, yet super tasty with the added bonus of being low fat too. What more could you possibly ask for??

dsmith7000's picture
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Really surprised by how nice they were, even my really fussy housemate finished them!

markjeden's picture

I agree with 'chanters', the onion quantity was missing from the list. I added half an onion and it worked out well. the dish was marvellous and i will definetley cook it again.

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