Saturday, October 3, 2015

Socca - Gluten Free French Chickpeas Pancakes

Socca is a thin, unleavened crepes or pancakes made from chickpea flour.  Known in Italy as farinata or cecina, this chickpea pancake was founded in Genoa and became a popular food of the Ligurian Sea coast, from Nice to Pisa. Socca is really very easy to make - simply a mixture of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt and spices makes this pancakes. Socca can be cooked in broiler or in open oven until crisp and charred.Though my version goes for pan frying which makes excellent socca as well.  Socca is quite popular all around the world; depending on where you are in the world,you may serve it more olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, harissa, or even jam.

Socca, Chickpeas Pancakes

I served socca with reine claude plume jam which i prepared quickly at home to serve along with this chickpeas pancakes. Both works awesome and the plate of Socca just vanished within few seconds. The cumin seeds added in this pancake gives a subtle flavor to this pancakes also herbs de provenance gives an excellent flavor too. Totally we loved Socca very much. After a month of blogging marathon, today we are kick starting the routine three days blogging marathon and i picked different pancakes/flatbreads. Hence am posting this Socca..

chickpea crepes, Socca

1cup Chickpea flour
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Herbs de provence
1tsp Rosemary
3tbsp Olive oil

Take the flour, salt, pepper powder, cumin seeds,herbs de provence, rose mary in a bowl, add in luke warm water and whisk everything well.

Add 2tablespoons of olive oil to the batter, keep aside for an hour or two.

Heat a pan, add the olive oil, once the oil is hot, add immediately the batter to the hot pan.
chickpea pancakes, chickpea crepes, Socca

Cook for few minutes until the edges turn firm.

Lift the pancake, and flip it, cook on the other side.

Cut as wedges or as small squares.

Enjoy with jam.

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MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thus looks like a nice breakfast & a snack. Yummy!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Bookmarking ..we are great fans of pancakes and these seem quick and delicious.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Yumm for breakfast and a snack. My pancake crazy girls will love it.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

These are so easy to make right..very nicely served!

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

A nice variation on pancakes and so easy to put together.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

A different breakfast option that can also serve as a snack. Looks very tempting with that jam.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Really interesting... love how you dig down into new recipes everytime... :)

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

These have been on my to-make list for a long time. Your soccas look delicious.

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy snack and healthy too.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I tried this long time back, but mine was a flop. they just fell apart in the pan. Next time I try it again, I'm going to use your recipe

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

These look beautiful....and are it