Delicious chickpea tortillas in a frying pan.
They can be used instead of bread, along with soup, salad or any other dish. And they can also be used as a separate dish or snack.
In tortillas, you can wrap an omelet with coconut milk, quinoa with vegetables or just sticks of raw vegetables with tahini.
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You can also make “cream tubes”: to do this, fill the tortilla with soft avocado, or tahini, or even thick applesauce for children.
You can also make a dessert for the whole family from chickpea tortillas. You just need to add a little coconut sugar to the dough, and dip the finished masterpiece in hot chocolate or honey.
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About the benefits
As I have already written, I was brought to chickpea tortillas by necessity – doctors forbade eating gluten-containing products, which include wheat and rye flour. The problem of non-tolerance or allergy to gluten has recently become more common, and the complexity of the diagnosis makes many people continue to unknowingly eat foods that are harmful to their health. Therefore, in any case, even a partial replacement of gluten-containing products with gluten-free ones will benefit.
In addition, chickpeas are a representative of legumes and have a high content of vegetable protein, and this is important for those who, for one reason or another, restrict the intake of animal food.
Chickpea flour contains many useful elements and vitamins. And such an essential amino acid as methionine is found in chickpeas in greater quantities than in all other agricultural crops. It is necessary for the human body, as it is directly involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, such as epinephrine and acetylcholine. And these substances, in turn, affect the full transmission of various impulses by nerve fibers, that is, normalize the work of nerve cells.
Back in the early 19th century, Australian scientists found that chickpea flour products practically do not increase blood glucose levels, which means that they can safely be consumed by people suffering from diabetes.
Ingredients. Delicious chickpea tortillas in a frying pan.
Chickpea flour 1 cup
Water 1-1,2 cup
Salt to taste
Garlic 1 clove
Cumin 1/2 tablespoon
Turmeric 2 teaspoons
Sunflower oil 6 tablespoons
The choice of spices can be any, to your taste. I gave the recipe the ones that I use myself.
Cooking procedure. Delicious chickpea tortillas in a frying pan
Mix chickpea flour with salt, turmeric and cumin in a container. While stirring, gradually pour in 1-1. 5 cups of water. The consistency is slightly more liquid than on pancakes. Add the egg and mix everything together. Chickpea flour has a special feature – the dough forms lumps that are poorly mixed. But there is also a secret to how to deal with it. You need to put the dough for half an hour or an hour in the refrigerator. After that, mix again, and there will be no trace of the lumps.
Heat a frying pan with sunflower oil. Pour the dough in a thin layer-just as it happens when baking pancakes. Squeeze a clove of garlic into a frying pan using a garlic press.
After the first side is fried, turn the “pancake” over.You can finish by frying the second side. And you can make a tortilla with a filling. For example, putting grated cheese in it. While the second side is being fried, sprinkle the tortilla with cheese.
And then, already on a plate, roll it into a roll. I tried variations of fillings from mushrooms and eggplant. Another option is to wrap raw chopped vegetables (for example, tomatoes and cucumbers) in a ready-made tortilla. All the variations are very tasty. Perhaps you can come up with your own version. Bon Appetit!