Flour made from ground dried chickpeas, it is also known as garbanzo flour or gram flour. It is primarily used in Indian and Pakistani cooking for making bread and savoury pastries such as poppadums/pakoras/bhajis. It can also be used as a facial scrub.
Besan chickpea flour has a characteristic nutty flavour that allows it to be mixed with very few ingredients to create delicious tasting and simple Indian inspired pastry/bread.
How to use:
* Use as simple base for creating many Indian breads/pastries. For a great pakora batter, add 1 cup of besan flour to ¾ cup of water to this add your favourite Indian spices such as garam marsala, coriander, garlic and turmeric, mix together to from a batter and then coat your fresh vegetables and cook as desired.
* Add equal amounts of water to flour and use as an egg replacement in vegan cooking
* Add either water/ coconut oil/ yoghurt to flour and rub together to form a paste that may be used as a facial exfoliator.