How to make Falafel Burger -

Burgers get a new identity with buns spread with yogurt-garlic sauce, stuffed with falafels.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Burger buns (बर्गर बन्स)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Falafel Burger

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Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Falafel Burger Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight 1 cup

  • Burger buns 4

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Fresh parsley sprigs a few

  • Hung yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Coriander-mint chutney 2 tablespoons

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves 8

  • Cheese slices 8

  • Cucumber sliced 1 medium

Method

Step 1

Coarsely grind chickpeas with garlic and onion and put into a bowl. Add salt, cumin powder and baking soda and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Divide the mixture into equal portions and roll into balls. Press them lightly, slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Deep-fry a few parsley sprigs in the same oil till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Halve the burger buns and heat them in a non-stick pan.

Step 5

To make the yogurt sauce, put hung yogurt and coriander-mint chutney in a bowl and whisk till well blended. Add a little salt and mix.

Step 6

Keep a damp muslin cloth over another bowl, put the yogurt mixture in it, gather the edges and squeeze out smooth sauce into the bowl.

Step 7

Thinly slice tomatoes.

Step 8

Spread the yogurt sauce on the burger bun halves, place iceberg lettuce on them, top with tomato slices, cheese slices, cucumber slices and finally a burger.

Step 9

Garnish with fried parsley and serve as open burgers.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.