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Easy Baked Vegan Gluten-Free Chickpea Cakes

Easy Baked Vegan Gluten-Free Chickpea Cakes

These Easy Baked Vegan Gluten-Free Chickpea Cakes are simple to make, using dried chickpeas. They are gluten-free and are baked instead of fried for a healthier option.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 cakes
Calories 45 kcal


  • 1 cup/200g dry chickpeas or use a combination of split pea/green lentils /red lentils
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp oil


  • Wash and Soak the dal/dals in warm water for 4 hours or overnight. Drain well.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F / 220ºc.
  • Use a food processor or blender to grind the dals to a coarse puree. Use a few teaspoons of water if needed. Use as little water as possible. I often add ginger and cilantro in the processor instead of chopped.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and fold in the rest of the ingredients and oil. Shape the mixture into 2 to 3 inch size flat discs and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. The mixture can be slightly wet. Use oiled hands or wet hands to shape.
  • Brush or spray oil on top. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Depending on the size of your patties and the lentils used, you might need to flip and bake for a few minutes longer. Bake till the desired color is achieved.
  • best served immediately for crisp results. They can be baked ahead and refrigerated. Reheat and serve.


For variation: Add some fennel or coriander seeds and process.
The cakes will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days! Ideally, reheat them in the oven or eat them cold!


Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSodium: 142mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 3.1gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword chickpea, glutenfree, lunch, protein, vegan
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