A delicious vegetarian burger and also great as part of a picnic – these heavily spiced falafel burgers are great served with a yogurt and cucumber dip and some tomato and chilli relish.
2 Cans Chickpeas (Drained and Rinsed), 2 Shallots (Chopped), 1 Garlic Clove (Chopped), Large Handful Parsley and Coriander (Chopped), 2tbsp Plain Flour (Gluten Free If Required), 1 1/2 tbsp Chilli Powder, 1 1/2 tbsp Ground Coriander, 1 tbsp Ground Cumin, 1tsp Ground Turmeric, 1 Red Chilli (Chopped), 1 Egg Yolk, 2tsp Sea Salt, Vegetable Oil
1) Place all of the ingredients (except the vegetable oil) in a food processor. Blitz to a semi-fine mixture. Remove and shape into patties around the size of a hockey puck. Transfer the patties to the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.
2) Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan well. Fry the patties for 4 minutes each side or until piping hot in the centre.
3) Best served on pita bread with a cucumber raita and chilli relish.