Chickpea flour, also known as gram flour, garbanzo flour, or besan, is a type of flour made from ground chickpeas. Chickpea flour has a nutty flavor and a slightly earthy taste, and is commonly used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine.
Chickpea flour is a popular alternative to wheat flour for those who are gluten-free or following a grain-free diet, as it is naturally gluten-free and grain-free. It is also high in protein and fiber, making it a nutritious addition to meals and baked goods.
Chickpea flour can be used in a variety of dishes, such as flatbreads, fritters, pancakes, and savory crepes. It can also be used as a thickener for sauces and soups, and as a coating for fried foods.