Falafel Pitas

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

I really enjoy falafel but I haven't had it since I started my weight loss 'journey' because when I get it at a takeaway shop I am never sure how they made it and how much oil has gone into frying it, etc. So, when I saw this recipe in the Autumn 2008 copy of BBC Easy Cook magazine, I decided to put it here so that I can learn to make my own.

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  1. Turn the grill/broiler to medium.
  2. Tip the chickpeas into a food processor or blender with the onion, carrots, garlic, cilantro, cumin, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Whizz briefly so that you retain some of the chunky texture to the chickpeas.
  4. Using your hands, shape the mixture into six burgers.
  5. Brush both sides of each burger with a little oil.
  6. Carefully place the burgers on to a grill/broiler pan lined with foil and grill/broil for 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Meanwhile, toast the pita breads and tear the lettuce into strips.
  8. Stuff the hot burgers into the pita breads.
  9. Add a small handful of torn lettuce and a few slices of cucumber.
  10. Serve drizzled with a spoonful of yogurt, if you wish.