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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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.

natalia5294's picture
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So quick and easy, and really tasty! Will probably add more spices next time though.

josiehumber's picture
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This is the first time I have made falafel that doesnt instantly fall apart when frying. At first the consistency looked a little dry but after blending further it was perfect. I replaced the parsley with coriander and used half a large red onion, delicious and really easy.

evemoore859's picture
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These were really lovely and tasted great - however i found it hard to get the burgers to stay together in my pan! They ended up being a bit broken. How did everyone else get their mixture to stay together?

crazycanuck's picture
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Made this last night and it was really good. The only thing my family suggested was that the burgers be made a bit smaller; or made into meatballs, so that more of the surface area could be seared. The burgers were a bit mushy in the middle and the outside part tasted really nice after searing. I will continue to experiment with this recipe, as we really enjoyed it overall.

tilleyflipflop1's picture
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These would have been really dry but i added 1 tbsp tahini and 1 egg to bind them oh and an onion. They were then delicious and very filling. But super tasty. Will definitely make again.

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