Chickpea Cake

Contributed by: Chef Chuck Abair

Chickpea Cake

Recipe type: Yield: 12 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

At CAFE del REY, Executive Chef Chuck Abair takes an the unconventional approach to the staple pantry item by creating a Chickpea Cake.


7 cups Chickpea Flour8 cups Vegetable Stock2 TBSP Onion Powder2 TBSP Garlic Powder 21 TBSP Ground Ginger2 TBSP Five Spice3 TBSP Ground Tumeric1 TBSP Ground Coriander1 tsp Salt


  1. Bring vegetable stock, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger, five spice, turmeric, and coriander to a boil.
  2. Add chick pea flour to boiling liquid and take off the heat.
  3. Purée mixture with a hand blender until smooth.
  4. Add water if mixture gets too thick.
  5. Pour mixture on to a parchment lined sheet tray.
  6. Let mixture cool then cut into small rectangles or fries.
  7. Add a small amount of olive oil to a pan to coat the surface.
  8. Bring the pan to medium-high heat and cook both sides of the chickpea cake until golden brown.

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