chickpea-pancakes
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Chickpea (Gram) Flour Pancakes

A delicious pancake made with chickpea flour instead of wheat flour.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfasts, Lunches
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: chickpea flour
Author: B

Ingredients

Pancake Batter

  • 100 g / 1 cup chickpea (gram) flour
  • 200 ml / 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Kala Namak ('black salt' - gives an eggy taste, or you can just use sea salt)

Optional extra seasoning

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • pinch each cumin, paprika, garlic powder

Veggie Filling

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 100 g mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 courgette sliced
  • 30 g vegan cheese (optional, but lovely!)

Instructions

  • Mix the dry pancake ingredients together in a bowl or jug and then add the water, a little at a time, whisking to get rid of any lumps. If you do get lumps you can blend it with a stick blender. Set aside.
  • In a large flying pan heat the half the oil and then gently fry the veggies until soft. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm while you make the pancakes.
  • This batter makes 2 large or 4 small pancakes, depending on the size of your frying pan and the thickness of your pancake.
  • Add a little more oil to the pan and turn the heat up to medium.
  • Pour in half (or a quarter depending on how many pancakes you want to make) of the pancake batter. The batter should sizzle when it hits the pan.
  • Swirl the mixture around to cover the whole base of the pan. Turn the heat down slightly and leave to cook for about a minute until the edges of the pancake start to curl and crisp.
  • Gently try to lift the pancake from the pan, if it comes away easily, it is ready to turn. Flip the pancake onto the other side and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until both sides are cooked and slightly golden.
  • Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm while you make the other pancakes.
  • Once you have made all the pancakes, lay each one on a plate and put half the veggies (or quarter) in the centre.
  • Grate over some vegan cheese if using, and then fold the pancake round like a wrap. Repeat for the other pancakes and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

These easy to make pancakes are so yummy and quick to make. Enjoy them with any quick to cook veggies for breakfast or as a light lunch. They keep for a day or two covered in the fridge. They probably freeze well too, but I haven't tried that yet.
You do need to use a good non-stick frying pan though, as chickpea flour sticks easily.