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Chickpea flour - how long can it be stored? Please help, fast. Am about to try it.

Clarissa | Jan 18, 200507:59 PM     7

I purchased some chickpea flour (besan) a long time ago - actually, it was a little over a year ago. It's been a sealed plastic package.

I just found a recipe that sounds good in the book "Vegetarian Planet." It's for chickpea dumplings in spinach-tomato sauce. I'd love to use my chickpea flour but worry that it's too old. I opened it and smelled it and it smelled okay, not rancid. Not particularly like chickpeas or anything, but I have no idea how it's supposed to smell.

Can I use it? I don't have a source for besan nearby and will happily toss this and scrap the recipe for now rather than going through the effort and having it fail for such a basic reason.

Any advice as soon as possible will be appreciated.

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