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8/10/09 1:11 P

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I love it for thickening sauces, stewsm soups, and for coatings.

You get fiber and a protien boost!
Whattadeal... does it ever beat flour at its own game!

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8/9/09 11:51 A

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Bob's redmill had chickpea flour for about $5.00 a bag. I use it all of the time for thickeners and coatings for chicken. I really like it.

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8/4/09 10:47 P

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I bought some chick pea flour today at Whole Foods. It was a lot cheaper than almond meal. It looks like the fritter recipe might be good to use with any type of sandwich filling in a packed lunch.

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8/4/09 3:28 P

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Boy, y'all have really made my day!!!

What great recipes! I can't wait to get busy and start cooking.

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8/4/09 12:27 P

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It is also used as the main ingredient in falafel-along with onions garlic and other herbs and spices. When you cook your chickpeas you will want to make sure they a cooked all the way as to not have too grainy of a texture and a dry mouthfeel. For a flour as a binding agent you might try quinoa flour as it has a similar protein/fat ratio to wheat flor which I have used sucessfully in coating other foods for a batter. The author also recommends a single egg as a binder. I have had baked falafel instead of fryed at a traditional Lebanese restaurant.

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I like to eat these with homemade hummus, tzatziki, and salad for a vegetarian lunch that is filling and satisfying.


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8/4/09 12:23 P

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Traditionally Indian pakora uses chickpea flour in the batter to coat the vegetables before frying.

This is a recipe for the type of vegetable pakora you might find in an Indian restaurant, but you can use any combination of vegetables or a single vegetable. It makes a very fluffy batter akin to tempura. Make sure you drain them well on a rack or paper towels for the best crispiness.

www.indianfoodforever.com/snacks/veg
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able-pakora.html


Though not necessarily something you would want to have on a regular basis for a balanced diet, they make great treats for a special occasion or when you really want something with a crunch like onion rings.


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8/4/09 11:32 A

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ooh that does look good!





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WOW that does look YUMMY emoticon I am already hungry,lol Thanks for the post

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8/3/09 11:01 P

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lucullian.blogspot.com/2009/01/chick
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It's not a gluten free blog overall, but I am glad I found this recipe!

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where is the recipe it sounds YUMMY!

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Oh I just found the most amazing recipe - chickpea fritters with ricotta, sundried tomatoes and olives. next shopping day guess what I will be buying LOL

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8/3/09 10:35 P

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www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf
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That tells you a bit more about it, seems like you can grind them roasted or plain. I will try plain - a lot easier! I would love to be able to have fritters again.

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8/3/09 10:16 P

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Are you going to cook them first? I'm not sure how the flour is actually made. Let us know what happens.

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I know people grind flour in coffee grinders. I have a small powerful mini whizz and was going to throw some chickpeas in it and see what happened LOL

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8/3/09 9:37 P

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Making some? I'm just getting started w/ cutting down on gluten, thinking of going GF. I'd be interested in how to do that. Linda C

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Has anyone used chickpea flour? I was thinking of making some myself....

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