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Falafel Burgers with cucumber yoghurt
175g (6 oz) plain natural yoghurt

1/2 cucumber - peeled, seeded and finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained

1 onion, chopped

1/2 bunch fresh parsley

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 egg

1 dessertspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon salt

1 dash pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon olive oil

100g (4 oz) dried breadcrumbs

oil for frying

1. First make the sauce: In a small bowl combine yoghurt, cucumber, dill, salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, mash chickpeas until thick and pasty; don't use a blender, as the consistency will be too thin. In a blender, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth. Stir into mashed chickpeas.

3. In a small bowl combine egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir into chickpea mixture along with olive oil. Slowly add breadcrumbs until mixture is not sticky but will hold together; add more or less breadcrumbs, as needed. Form 8 balls and then flatten into patties.

4. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until brown on both sides.

This recipe has a million variations - just google Falafel!! Serve with chunky or pitta bread with a bit of salad for ultimate healthiness.


Founding Member
Falafel Burgers with cucumber yoghurt
I eat lot of falafel when I'm in Egypt always planned on making my own, looks pretty easy so will give this one a go soon.


Ex Altinkum Resident
Falafel Burgers with cucumber yoghurt
Israel's National snack in a pitta bread. Never taste the same anywhere else!!

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