Chickpea Flatbread
Chickpea Flatbread
Healthier bread option by Justine Schofield from Everyday Gourmet
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Griddled
  • Cooking Time 50 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1½ cups lukewarm water
  • ¼ cup olive oil + extra for frying
  • 1 brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup chopped herbs (thyme, oregano, rosemary)
  1. In a large bowl add the flour, cumin, salt and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  2. Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and slowly add the water, whisking to remove lumps
  3. from the mixture.
  4. Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook,
  5. stirring, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Add the garlic for the last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking.
  6. Stir in the herbs and then stir the onion mixture into the batter along with the oil – the batter should be the consistency of thickened cream.
  7. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a 20cm frying pan or crepe pan over high heat for 2 minutes, then reduce heat to
  8. medium and pour in a quarter of the batter – pancake should be about 1/2cm thick.
  9. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until some bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake. Gently turn the pancake over using a spatula or palette knife. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until pancake is set. Set aside on a baking tray to keep warm. Repeat the process with remaining batter.
  10. Cut into wedges and serve warm or as a side for a curry.

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