Spicy Gluten free Vegan Chickpea Flour Sticks in a basket.

Spicy Gluten free Vegan Chickpea Flour Sticks

These Spicy Gluten free Vegan Chickpea Flour Sticks are a rustic, flavorful & healthy fingerfood -a great appetizer for your Super Bowl Party.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chickpea fries, chickpea sticks, panelle, panisse
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 52kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil separated


  • Grease or line with parchment paper an 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a medium pot, add salt to the water and bring to a boil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the spices and garlic to the chickpea flour and whisk together until no lumps are visible.
  • Once the water is boiling, reduce to lowest setting and slowly add the chickpea flour.
  • Whisk CONTINUOUSLY for about 5 minutes. Mixture will become thick. 
  • Pour the chickpea mixture in the greased or paper lined baking dish and spread evenly.  
  • Place in refrigerator for a minimun of 30 minutes. 
  • With a very sharp knife, cut in quarters. Then, cut lengthwise at 1-inch interval to obtain 16 sticks. 
  • "Pan fry" half of the chickpea sticks in 1 1/2  tablespoons of olive oil until golden on all sides. Repeat with other half.
  • Transfer to dish and serve with favorite dipping sauce.



There is an inactive time of 30 minutes while the chickpea sticks firm up in the refrigerator.
1 serving=1 chickpea stick
You can also make smaller sticks -cut each portion again in half. 
These chickpea sticks can also be baked in the oven. 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 63mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg