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Chickpeas are about the earlyest mankind cultivated food. They maybe appeared 7500 years ago in Mésopotamia.

High in proteins, chickpeas are a good way to avoid eating too much soy products in vegan diet.

Chickpeas may be used in different ways: as a flour, blendered, fried, boiled.




Calentica is a traditional dish from Algeria.

You will need:

  • 250 g chickpea flour
  • 1 l of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Mix water and chickpea flour, let stand overnight. The next day, add the olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix again. Grease a baking dish and pour the dough to a thickness of 2cm. Bake at 300 °C for 1/2 hour in a preheated oven. The Calentica can be served warm with harissa.