Chickpea Flour Recipes

Looking for unique recipes using chickpea flour? Allrecipes has more than 70 trusted chickpea flour recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Crispy Vegetable Pakoras

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
These are very yummy, and if any of you have ever had Japanese tempura coated veggies, you'll love this recipe. It's similar, yet it is unique in it's taste. Serve with a chili sauce, mint yogurt sauce, or sweet and sour sauce. Try other vegetables for dipping, such as sweet potatoes, broccoli and asparagus.

Besan (Gram Flour) Halwa

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
If you like the flavour of besan (chickpea flour) in sweets, you will love this halwa. I often make this halwa instead of 'Besan Ladoo' or 'Mysore Pak.' My kids gobble it up even before it has a chance to cool down.

Spicy Potato Noodles (Bataka Sev)

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
I've been obsessed with this crispy fried snack ever since my friend brought the recipe back from South Africa in 1988. This is adapted from a recipe she learned in a cooking class taught by a renowned Indian food authority in Cape Town, Ramola Parbhoo.

How to Make Farinata

Rating: 5 stars 40
Farinata is nothing more than a simple garbanzo bean flour batter which is spiked with olive oil and salt and baked in a very hot oven. The surface gets crusty, the edges get crispy, and yet the inside stays moist and sort of creamy. The texture is easy to explain, but the taste, not so much. Very earthy, comforting, and satisfying.

Air Fryer Pakoras

Rating: 5 stars 2
All the things you love about pakoras but without the guilt by air frying instead of deep frying. Don't forget the yogurt dipping sauce!

Italian Chickpea Bread

Rating: 4 stars 33
A bread like polenta, but without the corn! This is gluten-free bread with herb flavors based on my take of Liguria, Italy recipes.

Gujarati Kadhi

Rating: 4 stars 4
I love gujarati style kadhi. It is more watery than Punjabi kadhi and I particularly like the sweet-sourness that is typical of gujarati cooking. This kadhi is great to eat with plain rice or khichdi.

Air Fryer Falafel

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Once you've soaked your chickpeas, you can use a food processor and an air fryer to quickly bake these spicy falafel patties. Serve with your favorite garnishes and sauce.

Air Fryer Onion Bhaji

Rating: 4 stars 1
A popular Indian deep-fried treat, but without the guilt thanks to an air fryer. Don't forget the yogurt dipping sauce!

Baked Onion Bhajis

Rating: 5 stars 1
A healthier alternative to the deep-fried onion bhajis you find in Indian restaurants. These are baked and exceedingly tasty. They are sweet, tender and very Moorish. Serve hot as an appetizer or starter.
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Alison's Gluten-Free Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 111
Yummy bread without a speck of gluten.

Curry Pasta - Pakistani Style

Rating: 4 stars 4
This recipe adds a whole new dimension to the thousands of ways that spaghetti can be served! This amazing dish is spicy, filling, and oh-so-tasty!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Indian Broccoli Junka
Rating: Unrated 1
Spicy broccoli recipe. Serve with Indian bread.
Gluten-Free Cheese and Herb Pizza Crust
Rating: Unrated 37
Here's a variation of a gluten-free pizza crust - I have found that baking it for 10 minutes before topping improves the texture.
Copycat Veggie Balls

Since the Covid lockdown, I haven't been able to go to IKEA® where they serve delicious veggie balls. So in the true self-assemble spirit that makes it so famous, I set out to make a clone. Mine are even better. The original has pea protein and kale, which I find expensive and gross, respectively. I made some changes to make it easier on the wallet and taste buds, then bake them. Some assembly required. Serve bowl-style with rice and your favorite sauce.