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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suzymhall's picture

I didn't wipe the chickpeas as instructed and probably as a result, this turned into a very sloppy paste. We ate it as hummus instead and it was very tasty!

last edited: 16:34, 21st Jun, 2013
aavey69's picture

My boys who "don't do veggie stuff" loved these and they were surprisingly easy to make. I will definitely be making them again, but maybe with a little more spice and slightly increased cooking time. Fab!

vintagemunchkin's picture
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Vey tasty, will try oven baking next time :-)

byeroo's picture

Awesome!!!!!!!! my daughter and I inhaled our batch!! We will definitely be making more tomorrow-thanks a bunch!!!!

cheesewinecake's picture
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These were really tasty - I hate coriander so substituted for a bit of garam masala, then served in pittas with grilled halloumi and the relish from the aubergine and halloumi burgers recipe and some hummous. Leftovers for lunch, yum!

sarahmartyn's picture
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Made these as instructed.....really tasty and much better than any shop bought ones I've tried. I've added sweetcorn and grated carrot to the mix a couple of times and that's nice too.

wallyfrenchchef's picture
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Fantastic flavour, Quick and easy to make. Satisfyingly filling. Served it up with salsa and guacamole. Must make again...soon.

cr-dennis's picture
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Lovely and tasty,will make again.

vfinney's picture
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Unfortunately found these quite tasteless :-(
Really wanted to like them because I was hoping they might become something i could wip up to go on a salad for a work lunchbox.
I made the full mix but made it into small patties (i.e to go with salad) and unfortunately not impressed...

greenjade6's picture
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Absolutely delicious! My little blender struggled with grinding the chickpeas, so the preparation took longer than expected, but it was well worth all the effort. I shall be making the burgers again and again - much tastier than bought ones.

benmod1's picture

This recipe was beyond unacceptable, when frying the paste that had the properties of something that you'd expect to find on a construction site it became a fierce black and crisp texture on the outside while remaining it's vile doughy state on the inside, I STRONGLY recommend cooking in the oven rather than frying as this turns the paste into something slightly more edible. Good Food has not lived up to its name.

missladyrouge's picture
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These were delicious, alll my family ate them up, will double quantity next time they all wanted more. I added some chopped up cashews nuts, and served with water cress, spinach and rocket salad, with the salsa and added some sour cream and chive dip, to the pittas so yummy, and so simple.

missladyrouge's picture
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These were delicious, alll my family ate them up, will double quantity next time they all wanted more. I added some chopped up cashews nuts, and served with water cress, spinach and rocket salad, with the salsa and added some sour cream and chive dip, to the pittas so yummy, and so simple.

estpyz's picture
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I've made at least 50 different recipes from this web site and this is one of the worst. Ive made it twice and really dont like it.

ksiriwardana's picture
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Awesome, and my fussy meat loving husband enjoyed it too. I put a fresh green chilli in too for extra kick. Leftover burgers taste even better the next day.

annmiie's picture
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Was pleasantly surprised how easy and fuzz free this recipe was. Used a fork and a mixing bowl instead of a food processor and worked just fine. And they tasted great too. Will definitely make again.

becks420's picture
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they look soooo super delicious, can't wait to try them

denohora's picture
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Delicious. To serve, we felt a creamy dressing, tzatziki would have added something.

annmiie's picture
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Super easy and delicious!
Used a fork instead of a food processor,
since I don't own one.
Worked just as well!

kerriltucker's picture
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Loved these for lunches that are a bit more exciting than ham sandwiches! Really flavourful with the spices, decent sized burgers and super easy to do! Highly recommend.

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