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Panelle - Sicilan Chickpea Fritters
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Panelle – Sicilian Chickpea Fritters

These Vegan and Gluten Free fritters are perfect for tea time
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 117kcal


  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more for sprinkling
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • oil for frying


  • In a saucepan, combine chickpea flour and 3 cups water. Stir until very smooth.
  • Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring continuously with a whisk to avoid lumps.
  • Add salt, pepper and parsley. Continue cooking, stirring continuously for another 5 minutes until the consistency is like a thick porridge.
  • Transfer to a lightly oiled surface or dish. Spread in a layer about ½” thick.
  • Leave to cool and set.
    making Panelle - Sicilian Chickpea Fritters
  • Cut into rectangles or use a half moon shaped cookie cutter and cut into crescent shapes.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying.
  • Add panelle and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with a little more salt, as soon as it comes out of the oil.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg
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