What to do with leftover gram flour
Gram flour (chickpea flour), is a staple flour used in many dishes in Indian cooking. It is gluten-free and has a nutty taste. Discover how you can use up leftover gram flour here.
Recipes using gram flour
- Farinata with rosemary and olive oil
- Dosa pancakes
- Indian stew and dumplings (Kadhi pakoda)
- Socca (chickpea pancake)
How to use up leftover gram flour
- Crispy batter
Gram flour works well in batters, particularly for making fritters and pakoras. Try the cauliflower fritters with spices yogurt at deliciousmagazine.co.uk.
- Gluten-free béchamel
Use gram flour in place of plain flour when making béchamel. Warm 450ml whole milk with a bay leaf and 1/2 onion. Meanwhile, melt 3 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan, add 3 tbsp gram flour and beat with a wooden spoon for 1-2 minutes until the paste starts to smell biscuity. Remove the bay leaf and onion from the milk, then whisk it into the paste over a gentle heat until thick. Finish with a grating of nutmeg and a good pinch of salt.
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