Recipes, Benefits And Uses Of Gram Flour

Chickpea flour, garbanzo bean flour, besan flour or gram flour are different names for the same product. Chickpeas are one of the oldest cultivated legumes. Because of the binding nature of gram flour, it is commonly used as an egg replacement in cooking.

Nutritional Benefits Of Gram Flour

Chickpeas are legumes and naturally nutrient dense with high levels of protein. Like chickpeas, the proteins in gram flour are rich in amino acids such as lysine, isoleucine, tryptophan, and total aromatic amino acids.

Where Are Chickpeas From?

Chickpeas are not locally grown in South Africa. There are many different varieties of chickpea. Depending on the season our chickpeas will come from Russia, India, Argentina, Turkey or Canada.

Chickpea flour in a wooden spoon

How Is Gram Flour Used?

In India, gram flour is used in countless dishes like crepes called pudla and a fudge-like sweet called Mysore pak. Beyond these classic uses, chickpea flour can be used as part of a gluten-free flour mix for baked goods, as a binder for veggie burgers and fritters, and as a thickener for soups.

Recipes Using Gram Flour

High Protein Mung Bean, Lentil, Quinoa Burger Patty Recipe With Egg

By Roxanne | May 10, 2019

It’s not easy to find a delicious and interesting vegetarian burger patty recipe but when you do it’s worth celebrating. This mung bean, lentil and quinoa recipe is an explosion of nutritional goodness and is incredibly tasty to boot! This recipe is perfect for the stovetop or skillet but doesn’t work so well on a…


Rissoles With Spinach And Chickpeas

By Roxanne | Oct 10, 2018

Looking for lunchbox ideas? Rissoles are a great recipe to have in your arsenal. They are a perfect lunchbox snack or can be served as a side dish, starter or part of the main meal. A great finger food for entertaining too! This recipe version can be made with quinoa, arborio rice or millet, depending…