falafel burgers

In honour of World Vegetarian Day….

These burgers are really easy to make, great for the children helping out and make a tasty Saturday night in-front of the TV dinner. To make these a little more substantial I always do a side portion of sweet potato wedges.

what you need:

  • two tins of chickpeas
  • onion
  • clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder if you like a little heat
  • bunch of parsley chopped
  • juice of a small lemon
  • 6 heaped tbs plain flour
  • burger buns

what you do:

  • blitz the chickpeas, garlic, onion, spices, flour, parsley and lemon juice with a pinch of salt in a food processor
  • tip out and mould into burgers (quantity and size as you like)
  • put them on a floured plate in the fridge for approx. 30 minutes – 1 hour
  • put a drizzle of oil in a frying pan and cook over a medium heat until browned and warmed through.

to serve:

  • pop on a toasted burger barm – top with whatever your favourite burger toppings are – today I’m having mango chutney and grated cheese but I’m happy to eat this with gherkins, tomato ketchup, BBQ sauce, salad pretty much anything really.
  • a few nice side dishes to go with this is sweet potato wedges (below) perhaps an onion ring or dish of coleslaw.

Sweet potato wedges

Peel and slice into chunky wedges 4-5 sweet potatoes, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, roast in the oven at 200C for around 30 minutes until they look lovely and brown. These are great dipped in a little cucumber and mint raita.

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