Like many plant based folk my eyes light up when I see falafel or falafel burgers on a menu in Belfast, sadly however these eye lighting moments are few and far between and when a trip to Falafel Eatery & Coffee House on Botanic seems a world away, I am sometimes inevitably forced to make my own.
Imagine my surprise then recently when I came across Aine Carlin and her awesome "The New Vegan" cookbook & her Baked Falafel Burger recipe which I figured I would share with you here today. Please note I exercised a little bit of creative freedom with ingredients my based on what I had at home but they turned out great.
Enjoy responsibly, smothered in hummus & smashed avocado 😋
What you need
400g can chickpeas, drained & rinsed thoroughly (to lessen the 💨)
25g fresh coriander
2 cloves garlic
2 spring onions
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon of flour (I used oat flour)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper to season
Preheat oven to 200C
Pop ingredients in food processor & pulse until it all binds together
Roll into burger shaped patties
Bake for 20 mins either side
Hurrah for falafels!