Recipe by Sarah_Jayne
I really enjoy falafel but I haven't had it since I started my weight loss 'journey' because when I get it at a takeaway shop I am never sure how they made it and how much oil has gone into frying it, etc. So, when I saw this recipe in the Autumn 2008 copy of BBC Easy Cook magazine, I decided to put it here so that I can learn to make my own.
Top Review by lmfriedli
The mixture turned out way too wet, even though I tried to make sure not to over-process. I left it sit in a sieve for a couple of hours, but it was still too wet to do anything with. I had to trash it all.
- 2 (14 ounce) cans chickpeas
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cilantro
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley
- oil, for brushing
- 6 pita breads
- 1 head lettuce
- 1⁄2 cucumber, sliced
Directions See How It's Made
- Turn the grill/broiler to medium.
- Tip the chickpeas into a food processor or blender with the onion, carrots, garlic, cilantro, cumin, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
- Whizz briefly so that you retain some of the chunky texture to the chickpeas.
- Using your hands, shape the mixture into six burgers.
- Brush both sides of each burger with a little oil.
- Carefully place the burgers on to a grill/broiler pan lined with foil and grill/broil for 5 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile, toast the pita breads and tear the lettuce into strips.
- Stuff the hot burgers into the pita breads.
- Add a small handful of torn lettuce and a few slices of cucumber.
- Serve drizzled with a spoonful of yogurt, if you wish.