Superfine Gram Flour, 1kg


Superfine gram flour, also called besan, is a widely used flour in Indian cuisine. Gram flour is made from chana dal (an Indian variety of chickpea) which are hulled and split, ground into a fine-textured, yellow-ish, gluten-free flour. Gram flour has a subtly earthy aroma and slightly nutty flavour.

Gram Flour is a versatile ingredient, which in Indian cuisine is used in both savoury dishes, such as dumplings, and to make Indian sweets, such as laddoo. Gram flour is perhaps most commonly used to make onion bhaji. The more-ish fritters are made by mixing finely chopped onion and spices, often ajwan, with gram flour and water to form a thick batter, spoonfuls of which are then deep-fried until golden-brown and crispy.

What is gram flour?

  • Gram flour is made from chana dal chickpeas.
  • It is a fine-textured, yellow, gluten-free flour.
  • Has a subtly earthy aroma and nutty flavor.
  • Used in savoury dishes and Indian sweets.
  • Commonly used to make onion bhaji.

Is chickpea and gram flour the same?

Chickpea flour and gram flour refer to the same ingredient, made from ground chickpeas. Commonly known as gram flour in South Asian and Indian cuisines, it is also called besan. This gluten-free flour is versatile, used in various savoury and sweet dishes across different culinary traditions.

What is gram flour called in the UK?

In the UK, gram flour is typically referred to simply as gram flour or sometimes as chickpea flour. It's widely available in grocery stores, particularly in shops specializing in South Asian or Middle Eastern ingredients. It's a staple ingredient in many traditional British recipes as well as dishes from various international cuisines.

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Ingredients: 100% pure Chana Dall (yellow gram)

Product Highlights

  • Made from ground chana dal
  • Super fine with a yellow hue
  • Earthy aroma and nutty taste
  • Use to make onion bhajis


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