Falafel-type burgers

November 08, 2015

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  1. 2 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 3-4 fresh green chillies OR 1 green pepper
  3. 2 carrots, finely shredded
  4. 2 cups soya mince, dry
  5. ½ cup hot water
  6. 1 cup chickpeas, blended to a smooth paste (dried chickpeas must be soaked overnight)
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  10. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  11. 1 teaspoon asafoetida (optional)
  12. 2 tablespoon plain flour (or oat or chickpea flour)
  13. 3 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped finely
  14. 3-4 tablespoon sunflower oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan on medium to high heat and add the finely chopped chillies or pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add shredded carrots and sauté for a few more minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the dry soya mince and mix.
  3. Add ½ cup hot water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the cooled soya mince and the chickpea paste. Add salt, black pepper, oregano, cumin, asafoetida, flour and parsley, and form a stiff paste.
  5. Shape into narrow flat burgers and shallow fry in the sunflower oil.
  6. Put the burgers on a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Serve hot or warm.

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