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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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.

chanters's picture
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Am I being daft or is the onion quantity missing from the list of ingredients? It says to add onion etc in the method section...

I could be going mad too because I remember making these before and they were delicious but for the life of me can't decide whether I included onion or not!

sanariababan's picture
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Really good, I found it easier to mash the chickpeas with hand, using a fork, then using a blender for the rest and mixing it all together. Tastes very good!!

satine's picture
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wonderful and easy. as i have a toddler i prepared 2 patties without chilli and they were wonderful as well. will definetely do these again

franceswilliams2's picture
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I will never buy ready made again. So quick, easy and tasty. It took longer to wash the food processor up than make these :)

linkevica's picture
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loved it.

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