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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 soja.

Chickpeas may be used with different ways ; using chickpeas flower, blendered, fried, boiled.



Panisse is famous in south of France (Marseilles Nice) and Italy.

It is a fried or grilled preparation based on chickpeas flower.

You will need : 250g chickpeas flower, 10 cl water, one table spoon salt, one table spoon olive oil, a bit peper.

Heat the water (not boiling), add salt paper and oil.

Add little to little the flower with turning with a wooden spoon (should last 15mn)

Put on a dish, or in a cake form, protect with some plastic film and keep in in the fridge for two hours.

Then cut in slides and roast in in oil.


Farinata is an Italien chick peas pie.

You will need 90cl water, 300g chickpeas flower, one glasse olive oil, salt, black paper

In a bowl, knead water and chickpea flour until you get a homogeneous mixture. Cover the bowl with a lid and let stand 4-5 hours at room temperature, stirring occasionally. It is likely that a thin layer of foam is formed on the surface of the mixture. Remove it with a slotted spoon. Add salt and ½ cup of oil, pour the remaining oil in a baking pan nonstick, up to completely cover the bottom. Preheat oven to 220 °. Pour the batter of chickpea flour in the baking dish and bake half an hour, until the surface is golden. At this point, turn off the oven and turn on the grill, so that the surface becomes slightly crispy. Once cooking is complete, remove the farinata, salt and pepper, cut into squares and serve it still warm, with a side of vegetables.


Calentica is a traditional dish from Algeria

You will need : 250g chickpea flour, 1 l water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper

Mix the chickpea flour with water as for an omelette (no don't add eggs, we are vegans), let stand overnight. The next day, add the olive oil, salt and pepper and beat again. Grease a baking dish and pour the dough to a thickness of 2cm. Bake at 300 ° for 1/2 hour in a preheated oven.

The calentica will be served warm with harissa.