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Farinata … Italian Chickpea Flatbread ..
Farinata is made with black chickpea flour batter which is made using water and olive oil to form a loose batter, kept to rest for sometime and then Baked in an hot oven .
Vegetables such as onions, green chillies, cabbage , tomato and herbs and spices such as coriander can also be added while preparing this flatbread .
1 cup Bengal chickpea flour / kale channe ka besan
1/2 cup freshly chopped spinach
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp red chili flakes OR too taste
2 TBS olive oil
Salt as per taste
INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING
1 medium Onion Thinly sliced
1 Medium Tomato Thinly sliced
1/2 Cup chopped fresh Spinach
Preheat oven to 450°F . Put in a baking dish or an iron skillet in the oven while preheating so that it gets really hot . I cooked this in a small oven which doesn’t get hotter than 450F.
Whisk together chick-pea flour and water until smooth.
Add salt ,red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon oil to the mix and Let the batter stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes .
Remove pan from oven and add 1/2 tablespoon oil, tilting to coat evenly. Working quickly, stir batter and ladle about 1cup evenly into pan (batter will sizzle and start to set almost immediately).
Top evenly with onion , spinach and tomatoes .Bake for 20 minutes or until center of dough is set. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges.
SERVES : 4
Kala Chana or Dark Chickpeas (Bengal Gram) is a power house of Minerals and Vitamins, Fiber, Protein. These are Low GI (Glycemic Index) Food and release sugar to the blood stream very slowly hence making it apt for Diabetics. The presence of soluble fiber, high protein and iron content also aid in proper management of sugar levels in the body.
FOR MORE DETAILS ON BENGAL GRAM CLICK HERE
The American Diabetes Association calls spinach a diabetes superfood and recommends that you regularly include this dark green leafy non-starchy vegetable in your diet. Besides being rich in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, spinach possesses a low glycemic index, which means eating it will help support healthy and stable blood glucose levels.
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Remember, these are guidelines, not a precise prescription or diet. Your individual health situation may mean that this way of eating won’t work for you. Before making any changes to your diet, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.
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