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Garbanzo Bean Powder

Ceci (Garbanzo) Bean Powder is a versatile and naturally gluten-free cooking and baking product made from ground garbanzo beans, the small, knobby, beige beans that are a staple of many Indian and Mediterranean dishes.

  • It is also widely known as "chickpea flour," "besan," or "gram flour"

  • Readily reconstituted into a ready-to-use bean paste in about 5 minutes

  • Great choice for bakery items, dry soup mixes and extruded snacks, or as a natural soup thickener or meat binder

  • High in protein, fiber, manganese and vitamin B

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $10.25
    $0.98 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Makes a delicious batter for deep-fried vegetable fritters

  • Add to other flours when baking breads and rolls

  • Cook like polenta, spread on a sheet pan and allow to set, then cut and fry to make chickpea fries, called "panelle"

  • Use to crust meats for baking or frying

  • Add to homemade veggie burgers as a binder and flavor component

  • Whisk into soups and gravies to thicken and add a buttery, smooth texture without added fat from cream or gluten from flour

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. No preparation necessary.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Garbanzo Beans.

    Classic recipe

    Herbed Socca

    Known throughout Southern France and parts of coastal Italy, socca (also known as “farinata,” “cecina,” and “torta de ceci”) is a pan-griddled flatbread made from garbanzo bean flour. It is an ideal base for all kinds of spreads, from pesto, tapenades, harissa and caponata to soft cheeses and even yogurt.