Chickpea Bites
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • Approx ⅔ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smokey paprika
  • Pinch of finely diced rosemary (dunk in some boiling water if you have handy to release the flavours a little)
  • 1 teaspoon italian dried herbs (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (be generous)
  • Olive oil for frying (or canola oil)
  1. Place the chickpea flour into a bowl, add the salt and pepper, onion powder, rosemary, smoked paprika and any other herbs or flavours you wish to add. Then, add about half of the liquid and stir it around.
  2. You can easily tell if you don't have enough liquid, as much of it will still be flour, but you don't really want to add too much liquid, so that is why if you need more, you should only gradually add it. The mixture also gets a little firmer as you stir, and should be quite stiff so you can mould it into squares.
  3. Once you've got the consistency right, place the mixture onto a sheet of baking paper and mould into a slab.
  4. Cut into bites.
  5. Heat a frypan with a good lug of olive oil and then with the spatula, lift your bites into the frypan and gently fry on each side until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Robyn Birkin | Author, Podcaster and Eternal Optimist at