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Apr 11, 2013 10:22 AM

Where to find chickpea flour?

Went to Sevan, Arax and Eastern Lamejune today in search of chickpea flour, but struck out. Apparently, it is very specific to Iranian cuisine. I will likely head to Waltham's Indian supermarkets next, as Indians do use chickpea flour in their cooking. Anyone seen chickpea flour in Waltham's Indian supermarkets or anywhere else? Would very much appreciate a nudge in the correct direction. TIA!

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  1. Most Indian stores carry it under the names "gram flour" or "besan". hope that helps.

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    1. re: Prav

      so true. I've seen it so labelled at every little hole in the wall Indian market I've been to.

      1. re: Madrid

        Shalimar, the Indian grocery in Central Square, Cambridge, right next to the Central Kitchen and Libby's Liquors, always has it. At the end of the grains aisle on your left.

        1. re: femmevox

          India Food and Spices, 84 River Street near Central Square, usually has it too.

    2. I used to get it at Farmer's Bounty in Davis, but they closed to make way for fro-yo or falafel, I can't remember which. Have you called Christina's? Or maybe that little convenience store in Teele? They used to carry lots of Indian spices, but I haven't stopped in recently. Will be curious to hear where you find it.

      1. Bob's Red Mill also distributes a packaged version, which I have seen around. Market Basket and Ocean State Job Lot seem to have the largest BRM displays. Some Italian stores also carry a version and the odd Portuguese store might have it, but this would be less easy to find than Bob's or at an Indian store.

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        1. re: itaunas

          I buy the BRM chickpea flour at Market Basket in Burlington.

        2. Sorry that you already went to Watertown and struck out - there's an Iranian bakery on Mount Auburn Street just outside of Watertown Square, Tabrizi Bakery. Besides a unique selection of baked items, they carry a small selection of grocery items.

          1. I remember buying some from Bob's Red Mill at Whole Foods to make Socca, so it may be worth a call to check if they have it.