Raw chickpea flour has a strong, slightly bitter taste. It quickly disappears when you heat it or use it in dishes.
Chickpeas contain a lot of protein. In addition, chickpeas provide healthy vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are well preserved in this flour.
Garbanzo bean flour is popular all over the world. From India over Israel to Italy.
It's the basic ingredient for Falafel, Italian farinata and French socca.
Chickpea flour is 100% finely ground chickpeas (you can make your own!) and has a strong binding force. This makes it a very good binder for sauces.
You can even use chickpea flour as an alternative to eggs in pancakes and cakes. To replace 1 egg, mix 2 tbsp chickpea flour with 2 tbsp water.
In all kind of recipes, you can replace other types of flour with chickpea flour. Like always, use good caution and never try this for the first time when you need to serve your dish to strangers.