Unit/Weight : 1Kg
Brand : TRS
Country : England
Gram flour is a pulse flour made from ground chickpeas or chana dahl. It is also known as chickpea flour, garbanzo flour, or besan. Used in many countries, it is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines. Gram flour can be made from either raw chickpeas or roasted chickpeas. The roasted variety is more flavorful, while the raw variety has a slightly bitter taste.
In the form of a paste with water or yogurt, it is also popular as a facial exfoliant in the Indian Subcontinent.When mixed with an equal proportion of water, it can be used as an egg-replacer in vegan cooking.
Gram flour contains a high proportion of carbohydrates but no gluten. Despite this, in comparison to other flours, it has a relatively high proportion of protein
Chickpea Flour Curry
- few teaspoons of oil
- 1 small onion, chopped (or 2 large shallots, chopped)
- 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 3 - 4 green chilies, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon of coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala
- 1 teaspoon of dried fenugreek leaves (methi)
- 1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 cup of chickpea flour (besan)
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- fresh parsley for garnishing
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mustard seeds turn brown and begin to pop. Add the onion (or shallots) to the pan and cook until browned. Now add the green chilies, chili powder, cayenne, coriander, garam masala and fenugreek leaves and stir and fry for about a minute. Add the tomato, and cook until softened. Add the chickpea flour to the pan, along with the water, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and it reaches your desired consistency. Add more water to the pan if necessary.
Serves 3 - 4.