How to make Falafel Burger -

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

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Garlic cloves (लहसुन लौंग)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Falafel Burger

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Falafel Burger Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight 1 cup

  • Garlic cloves chopped 2-3

  • Fresh coriander chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh parsley chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion greens chopped 4-5

  • Bread crumbs fresh ¼ cup

  • Soda bicarbonate a small pinch

  • Cumin powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Paprika powder ½ teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Yogurt sauce

  • Thick yogurt ½ cup

  • Garlic cloves chopped 3-4

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice ½ tablespoon

  • To Serve

  • Pita breads 4

  • Lettuce leaves hand torn

  • Onion cut into rings 1

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Grind the chickpeas along with garlic, coriander, parsley, spring onion greens and breadcrumbs in a food processor to a coarse mixture.

Step 3

Add the soda bicarbonate and cumin powder and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.

Step 4

Divide the mixture into small equal portions and shape into patties.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the falafels till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Mix together all the ingredients for the yogurt sauce and chill till required.

Step 7

Cut the pita bread into half vertically. Arrange on the baking tray and bake for two to three minutes. Remove and set aside.

Step 8

Apply a portion of the yogurt sauce on the toasted pita breads. Arrange the lettuce leaves on the lower halves and place the fried falafels on top.

Step 9

Spoon a dollop of the remaining yogurt sauce on each portion and place the onion rings on top.

Step 10

Cover with the remaining slices of the pita bread.

Step 11

Serve immediately.

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