Saving at home – Chickpea pie



Hi everyone!

Do you want a cheap recipe that everyone likes? Then you must try this chickpea pie, a typical Italian recipe from the region of Liguria.

Let’s start:


Ingredients for 4 people:


Mix all the ingredients well, paying attention to the lumps, until you obtain a liquid and homogeneous mixture, which you will leave to rest, stirring occasionally, from 4-5 hours, up to 10 hours, covered and out of the fridge.

After the necessary time has elapsed, it is likely that some foam will have formed on the surface: remove it with a slotted spoon. Add the salt and half a glass of oil to the mixture; pour the remaining oil into a non-stick pan (traditionally it is made of copper or aluminum), covering the entire bottom.

Pour the chickpea mixture into the pan which you will bake in a preheated oven at 220 ° for about half an hour until the farinata (Italian name) is a nice golden color; afterwards, turn off the oven and turn on the grill until the surface of the farinata is a nice hazelnut color (about 15 minutes).

When cooked, take the farinata out of the oven, sprinkle it with salt and ground pepper, cut it into squares and serve it still hot, perhaps with a nice accompaniment of vegetables or flavored with chopped rosemary and oil.

Enjoy your meal!

original recipe:

Saving at home – Chickpea pie (farinata, cecina)


The chickpea pie recipe, also known as cecina or farinata, is a very thin pie prepared solely with chickpea flour, water, oil, salt and pepper.

It is a traditional dish that originates from the region of Liguria (where it is called farinata) but then it has also spread widely in Tuscany where it is called cecina or torta di ceci.

It is a specialty that can be enjoyed easily as street-food. Serve with plenty of pepper added at the last moment!

The best result is obtained by cooking in a high temperature wood-burning oven, thanks to which a perfect crust is created on the surface which makes it very tasty.

At home just preheat the oven to the maximum temperature and you will still get an excellent result.


Ingredients for 4 people: 300 g chickpea flour – 900 ml water – 1/2 glass of olive oil – 10 g salt – black pepper

The secret to making an excellent chickpea pie is to let the mixture of water, flour and oil rest for at least two or even three hours so that the flour completely blends with the water and a homogeneous dough is formed.

If a foam is formed on the surface, remove it with a spoon.

With this premise, preparing the chickpea cake is really very easy.

In a bowl pour the chickpea flour by and add the water a little at a time.

Mix with with a hand whisk, taking care not to form lumps. If they form, remove them with an immersion blender.

Let the mixture rest for at least a couple of hours covered, out of the refrigerator.

After this time, add a little salt and almost all the half glass of oil, leaving enough to grease the pan well.

Stir the mixture and pour it on the trays. Be careful not to put too much dough since once cooked the chickpea cake should be rather thin.

Preheat the oven to 240 ° then bake your chickpea pie and cook it for about half an hour, until you see it turns golden brown on the surface.

If you use a microwave, cook it with the Crisp function, 18-20 min.

Once cooked, immediately serve it hot and sprinkle with plenty of black pepper!

Enjoy your meal!

Original recipe: