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Basic falafel burgers

  • 10 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 4
Basic falafel burgers


  • 1 500 gram tub falafel mix
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted or a teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander or parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mint yoghurt

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh mint
  • 1-2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted
  • salt or lemon juice to taste


  1. Combine the falafel mix, cumin seeds, ground coriander, fresh coriander or parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mould tablespoonful amounts into small patties and cook in a little olive oil in a medium-sized hot frying pan for about 8 minutes turning once.
  3. Serve the falafels in warmed or toasted pita pockets with salad greens and slices of tomato or rock melon and with a spoonful of mint yoghurt.

Mint yoghurt

  1. Stir the yoghurt, mint, cumin seeds together and season with a pinch of salt or squeeze of lemon juice.

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