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How to make chickpea flour

How To Make Chickpea Flour?

Learn how to make chickpea flour at home by following just two steps. And, if you have a high-speed blender or a grain mill like me, then the entire process just takes 10-minutes. In the end, you will have freshly made, nourishing and gluten-free chickpea flour ready for your everyday cooking.
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Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: homemade chickpea flour, How to make chickpea flour, quick garbanzo bean flour
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Sieve
  • High-speed blender or a grain mill

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Dried chickpeas or dried chana dal(for besan), or dried kala chana or black chickpeas

Instructions

Clean and Sun-dry:

  • It's an optional step, but I prefer to do it.
  • Wash and clean chickpeas or lentils till the water runs clear.
  • Evenly spread the wet grains on a clean cloth or slotted tray and sundry them for 2 hours to 6 hours till the grains feel completely dry and hard as before.

Roast:

  • This is also an optional step and I seldom do it. However, roasting does give a nice aroma to the freshly made flour.
  • If choosing to roast, then roast the chickpeas slowly under low-heat on a large pan. Make sure to stir continuously to avoid burning.
  • Once the grains feel hot, stop roasting and transfer them to a baking sheet or tray to cool them down.

Grind/Process:

  • Connect your Wondermill grain mill to the container using the tube attachment.
  • Now switch on the mill and let it run for a few seconds.
  • Set the mode to fine/pastry. Now, add a cup of chickpeas and keep on adding chickpeas till the flour canister is full.
  • Let the grain mill run a few seconds after the grains are milled. Turn the machine off.
  • Now open the canister after tapping it from all the sides and from the top. Open carefully to avoid a flour spill.
  • Use fresh homemade chickpeas flour just the way you want.

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Nutrition

Serving: 92g | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g