Chickpea cake is a vegan variety of sweet or savory legume cake that is eaten as a snack. Generally, the dish is a paste of garbanzo beans which is shaped into patties or cakes that are fried or baked.
History of Chickpeas Cake Recipe
Chickpea cakes are also popular as vegan cakes. However, chickpea cakes can also signify to the traditional sweet cakes that are baked and eaten as desserts or the chickpea patties or cutlets, where the pureed chickpea is mixed with spices and pan fried. The sweet baked chickpea cakes have no gluten content and have a nice, dense moist feel. The actual origin of the baked version of this cake is not known but the combination of chocolate and chickpeas is very popular with vegans as the eventual dish is gluten-free and dairy-free. Flat chickpea savory cakes or patties are prepared in nearly every culture all over the world.
Chickpeas Cake Recipe: Ingredients Used and Preparation Overview
Sweet Chickpea cakes are produced by pureeing the chickpeas and then mixing the puree, with orange juice, eggs, agave, cocoa, baking powder, honey, sugar, baking soda and baking soda to create the cake. Other fruits and nuts may be added to increase the taste. This results in a very dense soft cake that is very different from the traditional wheat based cakes.
Chickpea cutlets are savory small cakes that are pan-fried. The garbanzo beans or the chickpeas are pureed and mixed with spices, celery, onions, tomatoes, and other flavoring ingredients before being deep fried or pan fried.
Serving and Eating Chickpea Cake
A baked sweet chickpeas cake is usually served as a dessert and is preferred by vegans and people who are allergic to wheat flour and dairy products.
Savory chickpeas cutlets are served as snacks or accompanied with a yellow pea gravy and bread as a breakfast dish in India.
Popular Chickpeas Cake Recipe Variations
The actual recipe for a baked chickpea cake has pureed chickpeas, sugar, fruits, spices, herbs, eggs or eggs substitutes and flavoring ingredients. The actual recipe varies according to cultures and personal taste
Savory chickpea cutlets or cakes contain vegetables like peppers, celery, dill, onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, season seed paste, pureed aubergines etc. Spices like coriander, cumin, pepper, and cinnamon may be added to increase taste.
Health and Nutrition Facts Related to Chickpea Cakes
Chickpeas are very nutritious as they are high in carbohydrates and proteins. Chickpea cake contains about 285 calories, total fat content of 8g, sodium content of 141mg, and total carb content of 9g.