Farinata (Savory Chickpea Pie)

Here is a really good and simple recipe to prepare, I state that it is not the original recipe but is slightly revisited for a lighter version, with little oil, but the success is guaranteed!
Let’s see how it is prepared…


  • 250 gr of chickpea flour

  • 700 ml of water

  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons of corn seed oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a bowl put the chickpea flour (sieving it) and slowly add the water, continuing to mix with a whisk to remove all lumps.

Stirring will form a persistent foam: remove the surface foam with a colander or with a slotted spoon.
Let it rest for about 4 hours at room temperature, stirring and foaming often (even 3 or 4 times every hour).

2. After 4 hours, add 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix with the whisk.
Let it rest for another 4 hours, stirring occasionally and, if necessary, continuing to remove the surface foam.
The batter is finally ready to be cooked. At this point, adjust with a pinch of salt and plenty of pepper.
Grease a pan with low edges, about 30 cm in diameter, with 3 tablespoons of corn seed oil, then pour the batter into it.

3. At this point you can bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for about 30 minutes: the pie is ready when the surface is golden and crispy. If necessary, after 30 minutes of cooking, turn on the grill for 5-6 minutes.

Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool slightly, cut it into squares or rhombuses or wedges and serve with vegetables or simply with pepper and rosemary.

Yes it is true, the preparation is a bit long, but I assure you that it is really worth it; try it too and let me know in the comments what you think!

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Hi, I'm Melissa, I decided to create this small space to tell and share my experience, my journey in yoga. I met yoga in 2017 when I started practicing Ashtanga and it immediately became a daily practice and an integral part of my life. In 2019 I decided to take a deeper training path, becoming a Yoga Alliance 200h certified teacher. I hope, with this blog, that I can be of help to all those people who would like to start practicing yoga or who are looking for ideas and advice.

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