Looking for gram flour recipes? Want to make gram flour pancakes? Try our recipes below, or check out our gluten-free baking ideas here.
What is gram flour?
Gram flour, also known as chickpea flour, is a nutty, earthy-tasting ingredient made from ground chickpeas. It is naturally gluten free and often used in Indian foods, such as bhajis and pakoras.
The benefits of gram flour
Our nutritionist, Kerry Torrens, says… “Rich in fibre and nutrients, gram flour – made from powdered, dried chickpeas – is also gluten-free. It is richer in protein than wheat flour and has a lower glycaemic index, making it a valuable ingredient for those with blood sugar issues. Gram flour is also rich in minerals including potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.”
Gram flour recipes
- We use gram flour, also known as chickpea flour
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.
These spinach and feta chickpea pancakes make for a delicious and quick-to-make midweek meal. Using gram flour eliminates gluten from the batter and boosts the protein content.
Gram flour is a key ingredient in these gluten-free sweet potato falafel balls. Served with coriander chutney and carrot salad, this is a great vegan meal.
Gram flour goes into the spiced coating on these fried nuts. They're super easy to make, vegan and gluten free, plus they make for a great dinner party snack.
Turn your gram flour and tins of chickpeas into these lightly spiced fritters and serve with a zesty cucumber salad for a quick, low-calorie lunch.
Coated lightly in gram flour and spices, these crispy sprout clusters make a great starter at a winter dinner party, served with a fresh minty dip.
Get gram four involved in the delicious marinade for our fish tikka to add flavour and texture. This recipe is easy to make and a great gluten-free BBQ dish, although you can also make it in the oven, too.
It took two years to perfect this magic vegan yorkshire pudding recipe. Gram flour is joined by aquafaba (the water tinned chickpeas come in) to make these golden plant-based beauties.
These spiced veggie koftes with chickpeas are made using gram flour. Gluten free and low calorie, the koftes are served with a nutty tahini yogurt sauce and come in under 415 calories per portion.
Gram flour is key for the batter of these delicious fried bites, services with pomegranate raita. Almost any vegetable can be used to make pakoras, but we love this version with cauliflower.
Use that gram flour alongside chickpeas, chilli, garlic and onion to create these spicy veggie burgers. Serve with a yogurt and hummus sauce and pickles.
Socca is a type of gram flour pancake that originated in Nice. It can be used as a wrap or flatbread as well as a pizza base, which is how we've put it to work here. Light toppings make it a healthy snack.
Ever thought of baking your bhajis instead of frying, for a lighter result? This recipe from Dan Toombs (The Curry Guy) will show you how.
Gram flour goes into the falafel here along with plenty of spices. The combination of that with creamy condiments, crunchy salad and tangy pickles takes this vegan sandwich to the next level.