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Bob's Red Mill chickpea flour--can it be used in any recipe calling for chickpea flour, gram or besan?

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Bob's Red Mill chickpea flour--can it be used in any recipe calling for chickpea flour, gram or besan?

Double Gloucester | Mar 19, 2008 09:27 AM

On a whim, I bought a bag of Bob's Red Mill chickpea flour. I've never used any type of chickpea flour before and have done a bit of googling for information and recipes. One recipe for chickpea flour pancakes I came across in a blog cautioned that the Bob's Red Mill product is not interchangeable with products labelled gram flour or besan, because it's made with a different type of chickpea. Is this correct?

I would also appreciate any suggestions for using the flour. I found a farinata recipe I would like to try, assuming that this flour will work. I should say that I'm not especially interested in recipes that use bean flour as a lower-carb or gluten-free replacement for all-purpose flour, unless that's the only thing that this type of chickpea flour is suitable for. Thanks.

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