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  • (gram flour) 200g chickpea flour
  • chopped to make 2 tbsp chives, plus more to serve
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • a grating nutmeg
  • 300g baby spinach, plus a handful of raw leaves
  • 50g low-fat feta, plus more to serve


  • STEP 1

    Whisk the flour, chives and lots of seasoning with 300ml water. Leave to sit for at least 30 minutes. Heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan and gently cook the onion without colouring until soft, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for another minute, then add the nutmeg and the spinach, and stir. Scatter in the feta, and season with black pepper.

  • STEP 2

    Brush a non-stick frying pan with olive oil, then spoon enough batter into the pan (swirling it) to make a thin pancake. Turn over after 2 minutes, or when the edges have set. Cook for 2 minutes more before adding a spoonful of the spinach mix and folding in half. Repeat until all the batter and filling have been used – you should make about 4 pancakes. Keep them warm in a low oven as you go along. Serve with spinach leaves and some snipped chives.

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