Besan Pastry

Recipe: Besan Patry

Summary: Besan, or chickpea, is a delicious vegetable used in many recipes, including hummus, falafel, and other favorites. And besan flour can be used to make a great tasting pastry that can be used as a starting point for pies and lots of other dishes. Plus it’s gluten free, so it’s perfect for those with allergies and intolerances to gluten. It has high fiber and contains very little fat.


  • You’ll need 1 and 1/2 cups of besan flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Up to 1/2 cup of water (you may not need to use all of it). Besan flour can be found at most health food stores and organic markets.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Use your food processor’s dough blade to combine the salt and the flour. While the motor is running, add the oil and process the mixture until it begins to resemble bread crumbs.
  3. Add the water slowly until you have formed a dough. The dough should be bright yellow, slightly sticky, and easy to knead.
  4. Ready your pie tin or other pastry dish with flour and oil. Roll the pastry flat, cut it into appropriate-sized pieces, and line the dish. Leave a bit of the pastry hanging on the brim of the dish, and then cut off the excess dough. Puncture the dough with a small fork all over the surface.
  5. Bake the pastry for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Finished pastry should be golden brown in color.
  6. Finish with a filling of your choice and serve.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, High protein, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Greek

Calories: 223

Fat: 11.4

Protein: 7.9

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

By Mediterranean Book
Published: February 2,2012