||Coarse Sea Salt (preferably Sicilian)
|2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups
||Fresh Parsley, chopped
||Parmigiano-Reggiano (finely grated)
||Deep-fat thermometer (optional)
||Lightly oil an 8x4 in. loaf pan (6 cup capacity) and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-in overhang at each end.
||Whisk together water, chickpea flour, sea salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a 2-1/2 to 3-qt heavy saucepan until smooth, then cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (to prevent lumps forming), until think and mixture pulls away from side of pan, 20-25 min. Transfer mixture to loaf pan, smoothing top. Cool, uncovered, then chill, surface of mixture covered with plastic wrap, until firm, at least 3 hours.
||Lift chickpea block out of pan using parchment and transfer to a work surface. Gently flip over block and discard parchment, then pat dry. Cut block crosswise into 1/4 in. thick slices for panelle.
Preheat oven to 300 F
||Heat 1/2 inch oil (about 2 cups) in a deep 10-in heavy skillet until it registers 375 F on thermometer, then fry panelle in 5 batches, carefully turning occasionally with tongs, until golden and puffed, 3-5 minutes per batch, and transfer to paper towels to drain. Keep warm on a baking sheet in oven while frying remaining batches.
||Arrange panelle on a platter and sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Serve immediately.
Chickpea flour (or garbanzo bean flour) is made from ground raw chickpeas, which produces a great substitute for wheat flour. It can be used to make falafel, pancakes, or even fritters.
Gram Flour (Besan)
Our Besan gram flour is made from ground chickpeas. It is a staple in Indian and Bangladeshi cuisines.
Parsley is America's most popular herb! Our freshly dried parsley leaves will help to accentuate and complement other, more bold flavors in your cooking.
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Our all natural, finely ground pink Himalayan sea salt is a flavorful addition to any dish and can even be enjoyed in a soothing bath.
Fine grain sea salt is obtained by the evaporation of sea water. Known for its great taste and texture, it is the perfect substitute for plain table salt.