Check out our guide to gram flour, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about what is almond flour, coconut flour and rice flour.

What is gram flour?

Gram flour, also known as chickpea flour, is made from ground chickpeas. It’s naturally gluten free and contains more protein than other flours. Traditionally used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, it’s a staple ingredient in the batter for bhajis and pakoras, and is often used in flatbreads.

Where to buy gram flour

Gram flour is widely available in most supermarkets (often in the gluten-free or world foods aisle), online or at specialist retailers. Here are few well-known options:

M&S Gram Flour, £1.95/1kg, Ocado

Doves Farm Gram Flour, £7.99/1kg, Amazon

Shipton Mill Gram Flour, £2.30/750g, Shipton Mill

Gram flour recipes

Check out plenty more gram flour recipe inspiration here.

Spinach and feta chickpea pancakes

These spinach and feta chickpea pancakes make for a quick and healthy midweek meal. Chickpea flour (gram flour) is gluten free and contains more protein than other flours.

Spinach and Feta Pancakes Recipe

Vegan yorkshire puddings

It took two years to perfect this magic vegan yorkshire puddings recipe. You’ll need gram flour and aquafaba (the water tinned chickpeas come in) to make these golden beauties.

Vegan Yorkshire Puddings Recipe

Party pakoras

Use gram flour to make these impressive party pakoras with mellow paneer contrasting against tangy jalapeños and a sweet tamarind dipping sauce. Once you’ve mastered the method, the flavour combinations are endless.

Best Pakoras Recipe

Spring onion bhajis with mint and coriander chutney

Gram flour is a staple ingredient in bhajis and pakoras, and we use it here to create a crisp and flavoursome batter for these spring onion bhajis.

Spring Onion Bhaji Recipe with Mint and Coriander Chutney

Spiced falafel burgers

Pack in plenty of punch with our healthy vegetarian burgers, brightened up with pickled chillies and hummus.

Spiced Falafel Burgers Recipe


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