These chilli and chive chickpea pancakes are my go-to quick lunch or dinner. They take about five minutes to make, need just five ingredients and taste amazing! All you need is chickpea/gram flour, chilli, chives, salt and a squeeze of lemon juice, plus some water, which you whisk up and then cook in a small frying pan for a couple of minutes.

  • 150g gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 200ml water
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Handful of chives, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  1. Place the gram flour into a bowl and slowly pour the water in, whisking until the mix is smooth and there are small bubbles on the surface.
  2. At this point stir in the chilli, chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper and give it a final whisk.
  3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a small saucepan (ours is 20cm). Once warm, pour half of the mix in. Let it cook for 2 ½ – 3 minutes, until the top side is no longer runny.
  4. Flip and let it cook for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Do the same with the other half of the mix, so that both pancakes are ready.