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