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Vegan & Gluten-Free Chickpeas Pancakes

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

So tasty. Chickpea flour pancakes are what simple pleasures made of! Want to make them?

What you need:

Two cups of chickpea flour (also called Garbanzo Bean flour, Besan or 'channa no lot'

2 medium sized tomatoes

1/2 onion

2 cloves of garlic

A cup of broccoli

4-5 mini peppers (or 1 regular bell pepper)

Two tablespoons of Sesame seeds (can be black or white sesame or a mix of both)

Oil to make the pancakes and a little oil brush (optional, it helps to control use)

Lemon - 1-2 tablespoons


Salt, pepper, turmeric, cumin powder, red chili powder (or cayenne)

Optional: Paprika (for the smokiness), Dry mango powder or amchur (instead of lemon)


Put the two cups of chickpea flour in a large bowl. Blend the tomatoes, onions and garlic in a blender and add it to the bowl. Mix it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, it is time to add spices. Add the seasonings per taste. Start by adding a pinch of each of the seasonings listed above and then add more per taste.

Then start the cooking process by putting a pan on the gas at Medium heat. Grease it with oil so things don't stick. Use a little oil brush if you have one?

How to Make

First, check the consistency of the batter. Too thick and it will be hard to pour and it will also feel dense and heavy to eat. You can add a little water if you need.

Start by putting the batter on a greased pan. I like using a mini-pan that makes small pancakes but you can use a big one too.

On the pancake, sprinkle a little broccoli, peppers and sesame seeds. In a few minutes, flip the pancake to cook it on the other side.

Consume hot! Serve with some ketchup or cilantro / mint chutney.


- Use Non-GMO, organic flour, organic veggies and spices if you can. It's just better for you

- If you want to make this non-vegan, add some shredded mozzarella to the mix before cooking

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