Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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(402 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Easy

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal161
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.36g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • toasted pitta bread
  • 200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
  • green salad, to serve
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped

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.

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joannadingle
30th Mar, 2011
2.05
Despite the top ratings given to this recipe I actually found these to be very bland and, not like me, way prefer shop bought falafel. I added an extra 2 cloves of garlic and more chilli and coriander, and shop bought is still better. I am pregnant, perhaps it's my tastebuds....???
poppyjune
29th Mar, 2011
3.05
The falafels came apart a bit when i tried to fry them. I think you need quite a lot of oil in the pan to make sure they don't stick and to cook them quickly, or you'll be waiting for them to cook for hours! they were very tasty though
smeehughes
25th Mar, 2011
5.05
Forgot to rate :)
smeehughes
25th Mar, 2011
5.05
Easy, tasty, and gluten-free. I made half the amount and used the other half of my can of chickpeas to make some humous to go with it. So much better than processed bought stuff!
richielambert
24th Mar, 2011
5.05
Amazing recipe! Used it a few times and never fails. I like to spice it up a bit more and add a touch more harissa - fiery lemon harissa is good!
tessiebee
22nd Mar, 2011
PS - also sure that the calories are wrong (or don't take into account the pitta bread and salsa serving) so calorie-counters need to be careful.
littlemonkeybiscuit
19th Mar, 2011
5.05
Having never tried falafel before, I tried this recipe to take to a vegetarian friend's party. Everyone including me LOVED them... and I have had them again since. I have also tried some of the packet mixes.... not a patch on this recipe... now a firm favourite for this carnivore ^_^ yum!
dave_ryman
14th Mar, 2011
3.05
The Calorie count on this one is way off. If I replace the 2 tablespoons of oil with 32 sprays of 1-cal sunflower oil spray (4 sprays per burger per side) and then grill or place in a dry pan, the calorie count will be about 200 calories per burger - not counting the pitta, salad or salsa. I've rated this a neutral 3/5 since I haven't tried it yet.
esearle
13th Mar, 2011
5.05
Really excellent - especially when you have vegan friends around for dinner. Needs salt adding to the mixture, and I double up on the harissa.
sullie
11th Mar, 2011
3.05
Very easy to make, will make again.

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