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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."

Looking for where to get the best gram flour? Read our guide on what is gram flour and where to buy it.

Gram flour recipes

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.

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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

Spinach and feta chickpea pancakes

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.

Spinach and Feta Pancakes Recipe

Sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad

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.

Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe With Coriander Chutney and Carrot Salad served with flatbread on a silver tray

Masala nuts

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.

Masala nuts - Dum Biryani House

Chickpea fritters with yogurt, green chilli and cucumber salad

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.

Chickpea Fritters Recipe with Yogurt, Green Chilli and Cucumber Salad

Brussels sprouts bhajis with raita

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.

Brussels sprouts bhajis with raita

Fish tikka with garlic, turmeric and lime

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.


Vegan yorkshire puddings

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.

Vegan Yorkshire Puddings Recipe

Chickpea and vegetable koftes with tahini yogurt sauce

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.

Vegetable Kofta Recipe with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Cauliflower pakoras with pomegranate raita

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.

Cauliflower Pakora with Pomegranate Raita

Spiced falafel burgers

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.

Spiced Falafel Burgers Recipe

Socca pizzas

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.

Socca Pizzas Two Ways Recipe

Baked onion bhajis

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.

Baked onion bhajis

Mighty medina falafel sandwich

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.

Middle Eastern falafel pittas on a plate

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