Cookbook:Chickpea Flour

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Chickpea flour is a type of flour made by milling chickpeas. There are two main types of chickpeas, thus producing two main types of chickpea flour – and some controversy over whether they are interchangeable or not.

Cuisines of the Mediterranean and the Middle East use flour made from the large, white chickpeas (European chickpeas). Here are some recipes using this flour:

Cuisines of South Asia use flour made from the small, brown chickpeas (Chana, or Bengal gram). This flour is called besan, or gram flour. Here are some recipes using this flour: