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 Flour
8 cups Vegetable Stock
2 TBSP Onion Powder
2 TBSP Garlic Powder 2
1 TBSP Ground Ginger
2 TBSP Five Spice
3 TBSP Ground Tumeric
1 TBSP Ground Coriander
1 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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