Savory Chickpea Flour Waffles – Pakora Waffles

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Pakora Waffles! Chickpea Flour Waffles are a fun savory vegan breakfast treat or snack! Pakora’s are a staple at most Indian restaurants and now you can have them for breakfast – unfried! Gluten-free too!

overhead shot of a plate of crispy pakora chickpea flour waffles topped with fresh onions and herbs

So it was definitely time for me to come up with another creative savory use for a waffle iron. Enter Pakora Waffles.

What are Pakoras?

Pakora is a spiced fritter originating from the Indian subcontinent, often sold by street vendors and consisting of vegetables such as potatoes and onions, coated in spiced gram flour and then deep-fried.

stacked vegan chickpea flour waffles against a black background

These waffles are a fun play on the popular Indian snack. Light crispy waffles made with chickpea flour with plenty of veggie goodness and spices in them!

Is gram flour the same as chickpea flour?

Besan (gram flour) and Chickpea flour are not the same! Besan or gram flour is a flour of chana dal or split brown chickpeas. Chickpea flour or garbanzo flour is ground up white chickpeas. Similar flavors, but not the same flour. Besan is Brown Chickpea flour, is finer and milder flavor. Garbanzo bean flour (white Chickpea flour) is coarse, dryer, more bitter flavored and needs more moisture. Read this blog post for differences and where to use which flour.

ingredients needed for making chickpea flour waffles

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