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fluffy curried socca (chickpea bread)



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Prep Time: 65 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total: 80 minutes

Servings: 8

Cost: $2.63 /serving


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Step 1

To a medium mixing bowl, add garbanzo bean flour, sea salt, and baking powder and whisk to combine. Slowly pour warm water into dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Step 2

Heat an oven-safe cast-iron or metal skillet (we prefer cast-iron) over low-medium heat. Add avocado oil, curry powder, cumin seed, coriander seed, and mustard seed (optional) and allow to toast until just fragrant (~2-3 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add spice mixture to chickpea batter, stir to combine, and then cover with plastic wrap or a towel and allow to rest on the counter for 1 hour (or at least 30 minutes).

Step 3

Once the socca has rested, preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C). Also heat the oven-safe cast-iron or metal skillet from earlier over medium-high heat (it should still have a little oil from cooking the spices earlier, which is great for preventing sticking). Once hot, add enough chickpea batter that, when you swirl it around the pan, the batter spreads into a large, thin pancake that reaches the edges of the pan.

Step 4

Carefully transfer the hot skillet to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until bubbles have formed, the edges have browned, and the top is slightly golden brown.

Step 5

Remove from oven after baking and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then gently loosen with a spatula and slice on a cutting board (or slice right in the pan). Repeat cooking process with the remaining batter (our cast-iron skillet is 10 inches in size and yields two large pieces of socca as the recipe is written).

Step 6

Serve as is or with anything you'd enjoy with naan. Or eat this with dips such as hummus or baba ganoush. Best served fresh. Leftovers will keep at room temperature for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Enjoy at room temperature or reheat on stovetop until warm.

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