Panisse – Chickpea Tofu

Have you ever tried Panisse? I have no idea why it’s not more popular around the world! 

If everyone loves chickpea, hummus and falafel, I am sure the world would also get obsessed with Panisse. 

The texture is somewhere in between a hard polenta, or extra firm tofu but it tastes like delicious chickpeas. I really want you to try this recipe!!!

I used in my Vegan Shakshuka recipe but it’s also great in any recipe that asks for tofu or just grilled in olive oil. 

Another good thing about this recipe is that you can make big batches and freeze in portions for later uses. Did I convince you already to try this out???

In case I didn’t, you can also find it for sale in some Bio shops but I guarantee that making it is fun and easy! 

for 2 blocks(400g each) 

  • 300g chickpea flour
  • 900g water
  • ¼-½ tsp salt


  1. Boil the water in a large pan;
  2. Once the water is boiling turn off the heat and add the flour and salt, mixing really well to avoid lumps; 
  3. Turn on the heat to medium-low and let it cook, mixing well for approximately 10 minutes; 
  4. Transfer the dough to a container to mold. You can make it square, rectangles or roll like sausages. Cover it and let it rest overnight in the fridge. 
  5. Cut in pieces or slices and use it in recipes or just grill with a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt for 2 minutes each side; 
  6. Enjoy!  

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