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Hello everyone,<br><br><br><br>
I was in the grocery store the other month and I bought a 5 lb bag of chickpea flour. Don't ask what I was thinking, because I have no idea!<br><br><br><br>
The only recipes I can find that call for it seem to involve using it as a coating for deep fried stuff, which I generally don't eat (and that's far too much work to go through anyway). ^^<br><br><br><br>
I made some savory garbanzo pancakes yesterday with it. Those turned out a little dry, but pretty good. However, that's about all I can think of. Anyone have any other ideas that don't involve frying?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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The only way I've ever used it is as a frying batter. My mother makes burfi, an indian sweet, which is tasty.<br><br><br><br>
I did a search on an indian recipe site and came up with this <a href="http://food.sify.com/keyword_recipe_search_h.php?lt=7&keywords=besan" target="_blank">http://food.sify.com/keyword_recipe_...keywords=besan</a><br><br>
Don't know if any of these are good but give it a try.
 

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Vegetarian Mulligatawny perhaps? Granted, you only need a few spoons to thicken the soup, which is tomato/potato based, but that's the first thing that comes to mind. If you eat eggs, you can simmer the soup a little longer and use it as a sauce. My mum nicked my indian cook books, so I can't look in the index - sorry!
 
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isn't it usable in vegan quiches? i'm sure it is. there is a basic example on this page: (the vegan tomato quiche reciepe) <a href="http://www.dovesfarm-glutenfree.co.uk/recipes-pastries-savouries.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dovesfarm-glutenfree.co.u...-savouries.htm</a> - ignore the gluten free flour crust bit if ya want. i bet <a href="http://www.vegweb.com" target="_blank">www.vegweb.com</a> has some gramflour quiches too.<br><br><br><br>
personally, i tend to use it toasted in a dry pan, then mixed 1:1 with water, to make little savoury yellow pancakes- but it seems you've done that already.<br><br><br><br>
i also use it mixed with other flours to make a gluten free flour mix to use in breads, pancakes, and pastry. probably not of much interest if you use wheat though.<br><br><br><br>
not to be much help, the only other things i can think of are pakoras and onion bhajis, which tend to be deepfried... perhaps you can bake em instead? yeah, i bet you can. try indian cookery websites for ideas?<br><br><br><br>
some of these look good:<a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?foodido=12663,13451,15601&title=gram%20flour" target="_blank">http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.ph...e=gram%20flour</a> - just filter out the non veg*n ones
 

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There are a bunch of recipes on Bryanna Clark Grogan's web site <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Abryannaclarkgrogan.com+%22chickpea+flour%22&btnG=Google+Search" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search</a> that use chickpea flour. I know it's used in some of her seitan recipes and a fake salmon recipe.
 

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Some wonderful ideas here. I can't wait to try some of those Indian recipes. it's too bad that Indian recipes have a tendency not to be vegan. The sweet ones in particular intrigue me - I haven't ever seen sweet chickpea recipes.<br><br><br><br>
Bryanna's site, wow. I had never come across it and her recipes look amazing. I'm definitely going to make the "turkey" for Thanksgiving.<br><br><br><br>
Vegan quiche also sounds interesting. I wonder how close it tastes to a "real" one - I never liked those. The vegan version is probably a lot tastier.<br><br><br><br>
Hoodedclawjen: I did more of a 1:0.75 mixture of flour and water for my little pancakes. I'll have to try 1:1 next time. What spices do you put in there? I threw in onion flakes, cumin, black pepper, cilantro, and salt, but I'd be surprised if there weren't better choices.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks again everyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Vegan quiche or omelette!<br><br><br><br>
I want to get my hands on some chickpea flour just for that purpose <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I wonder if it'd be possible to grind/mill dry chickpeas yourself?
 
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<div class="quote-block">What spices do you put in there? I threw in onion flakes, cumin, black pepper, cilantro, and salt, but I'd be surprised if there weren't better choices.</div>
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those spices sound great, lol. just go with what you like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> you can always switch it up for what style you're going with- italian, morrocan, indian, whatever!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">it's too bad that Indian recipes have a tendency not to be vegan.</div>
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you'd be suprised how easy indian stuff is to veganise if you're making it yourself.... vegetarianism (and strict vegetarianism) is really pretty common in india, apparently. You can buy vegetable oil based ghee (or just use canola oil/earth balance if you want!), use tofu in place of paneer, use soy yogurt for dairy yogurt, etc. most of it seems to be based around veggies, rice, and pulses... yey! if something has meat in it, i just leave it out, or substitute it.<br><br><br><br>
hope you enjoy trying the indian stuff, indian food is lush! and let us know how it goes if you try a vegan quiche... its on my 'to do' list, but i've not got through the billion other things to make, that are ahead of it, yet!
 

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Vegan quiche or omelette!<br><br>
I wonder if it'd be possible to grind/mill dry chickpeas yourself?</div>
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Yes, I think my mum's done it before.<br><br><br><br>
I just remembered there's a recipe for chickpea flour pizza in Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian book - I don't have the book with me, but by the looks of it, this one is virtually identical <a href="http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/17640/chickpea-flour-pizza.html" target="_blank">http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/...our-pizza.html</a> (except that the book gives you a plain version, one with thyme and sage and the tomato and rosemary one mentioned on the site, only without the onion...according to amazon's "search inside" feature anyway).
 

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I use gram flour a lot, and never deep fry stuff either: for 'french toast' as raddish says, for making 'karhi' (a yoghurt sauce stabilised with corn flour, which is great with a steaming bowl of rice), and for stuffing mild green chillies with. I'll post some recipes this weekend (can't remember them off the top of my head, and need to consult my mothers handwritten notes!). But to start you off, here is a link for some recipes:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.naughtycurry.com/home/2006/09/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.naughtycurry.com/home/2006/09/index.html</a> (I'm looking forward to trying this: it looks great!)<br><br><a href="http://www.naughtycurry.com/home/2005/10/recipe_breakdow.html" target="_blank">http://www.naughtycurry.com/home/200..._breakdow.html</a> (this is pretty similar to the pancake recipe I use)<br><br><a href="http://www.naughtycurry.com/home/2005/08/tingtangy_chick_2.html" target="_blank">http://www.naughtycurry.com/home/200...y_chick_2.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/category/flourpindi/gram-flour-besan" target="_blank">http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/ar...am-flour-besan</a>
 

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Surya; I love the links to the NaughtyCurry website! Looks like some GREAT stuff!<br><br><br><br>
Shadiza; I was going to recommend Bryanna Clark Grogan's website and recipes too, but I see you've already been pointed in that direction. She uses chick-pea flour in several recipes and they always turn out SO yummy!
 
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