147 – Karane / Karantita / Calentita – Savory Chickpea Flan Recipe

Feb 24, 2015 | Appetizers

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Ingredients :

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions :

1- Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees.
2- Grease your baking pan with softened butter. I am using a 9-inch round ceramic pan.
3- Lightly beat the 2 eggs.
4- In a food blender, mix all the ingredients (chickpea flour, milk, olive oil, eggs, and spices). Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Note that the mixture is liquidy.
5- Pour the mixture in your baking pan.
6- Bake for 40-45 minutes.
7- After 40 minutes, Karan should be done. It’s very important not to overbake it. it should be set but still soft. It’s cooked enough to get a kind of crust at the bottom, however, the top layer is very soft and creamy. It should not be hard.
8- Place the baking pan in the top rack of the oven, and broil for 3 minutes until the crust becomes brown.
9- Karane can be eaten hot or warm, either as is with a spoon or  as a sandiwch. It is usually served in a baguette with some Harissa, which is a very popular spicy sauce made of red peppers. People also like to sprinkle more cumin powder on top!
Bonne appetit!

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