Can you use chickpea flour as a thickener?

Thickener for Soups: Instead of using flour or another starch to thicken a soup, stir in a little finely-ground chickpea flour. It absorbs liquids without clumping and adds a mellow, buttery taste to soups.

One way to think about this is when mixed with equal quantities of water, it can be used to replace eggs in a recipe, much like chia seeds and flaxseed. Rule of Thumb: 1 egg = ¼ cup chickpea flour + ¼ cup water. Alternatively add the ¼ cup chickpea flour to the dry ingredients and add an additional 1/4 cup of the wet ingredient in the recipe.

You should be asking “What can I use as substitute for chickpeas?”

This is what I found. also known as turtle beans, Black Beans are popular in Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. These beans are considered one of the best chickpeas substitutes due to their nutritional value. Some extra ideas to pay attention too are: green peas, please don’t disregard this substitute because of its color! Soybeans, or lentils.

Is chickpea flour actually healthy for You?

Thanks to the protein and fiber content of chickpeas, the tasty beans are some of the best foods for avoiding hanger. Let’s be real: Digestion problems (literally) stink, but chickpeas can help. Support heart health, may reduce cancer risk, and decreases risk of diabetes are a few more ideas to think about.

This of course begs the query “What is chickpea flour—and is it healthy?”

While there were tons of delicious trends that made the cut (like turmeric, pineapple, and cashew milk), chickpea flour was the most intriguing. Hailing from India and the Middle East, chickpea flour—also known as garbanzo bean flour, gram flour, besan, or cici flour—boasts impressive amounts of fiber and protein.

How much flour do you need to thicken a recipe?

You usually only need about 1/2 teaspoon per single serving recipe for it to thicken a recipe quite well. I use it in soups, stews, smoothies, baked goods, and homemade sauces. You can also use it to make vegan salad dressing or just add it to beverages for extra fiber.