Chickpea Latkes / Pancakes – Gluten and Dairy Free

8 Jun

There is an an indian grocery by our house that has 5 lb bags of chickpea flour for 3 dollars! That is quite a deal given how expensive gluten free flours can be. Needless to say I have been trying to experiment with using it all up. These creations take under 20 minutes from fridge to mixing bowl and with the protein from the chickpeas and the vegetables in the mixture, they are a complete meal.


Vegetable Mixture:
3 garlic gloves
1/2 yellow onion
1 bunch of chard (or 2 small zucchinis, or experiment with that you have around)
Olive oil

Pancake Mixture:
1 c. chickpea flour
1/2 c. to 3/4 c. liquid (you can use water, coconut milk, or a combination of the two)
Garam Masala Spice


Saute chopped onions (and if you using chard, finely chopped chard stems) until translucent, sprinkling salt, pepper, and garam masala spice on as it cooks. Add the chopped garlic and then the chard leaves, finely chopped. Saute until well cooked.

Put the chickpea flour in a big mixing bowl and add 1/2 c. liquid, stir it in and then adjust up to another 1/4 c. as needed, you want it to be smooth, and relatively thin without being too liquidy. Just like pancake batter.

Add the sauted vegetables to the mix.


Heat a non-stick pan or a gridle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, leave it on medium high, once hot pour out about 3 inch circles of pancakes, once they start bubbling 3-5 minutes, flip them. You want each side to be golden brown and crispy, you might have to turn the heat down to make sure they cook all the way through, especially depending on how thick your batter and big your cake is.

Serve with chutney or our favorite Trader Joes Spicy Sweet Ketchup.

Below is a picture of a batch that I made with less liquid and less vegetables, it is distinctly more pancakey and less latke. Experiment with how you like it!



2 Responses to “Chickpea Latkes / Pancakes – Gluten and Dairy Free”

  1. Becca's Green Kitchen June 8, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Yum! This is lovely. Thanks for sharing! Your blog is great – glad I came across it on here. 🙂

    • alissawk June 8, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      Thanks Becca, I am glad you enjoy the blog!

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