Fluffy Curried Socca (Chickpea Bread)

Certainly! Socca, also known as farina, is a type of chickpea flatbread that’s naturally gluten-free. Adding curry spices can infuse it with a delightful flavor. Here’s a recipe for fluffy curried socca:


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup water
  • Three tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • One teaspoon curry powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • One tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Optional toppings: sliced cherry tomatoes, red onion, or other veggies


Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).

Prepare the Batter:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, water, olive oil, curry powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt, and black pepper. Whisk until you have a smooth, lump-free batter. Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.

Prep the Pan:

Grease a round baking dish or cast-iron skillet with olive oil. Make sure the oil is evenly distributed.

Pour and Bake:

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, ensuring it forms an even layer. If desired, sprinkle chopped cilantro on top.

Optional Toppings:

Add sliced cherry tomatoes, red onion, or any other toppings of your choice.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the center is set.

Cool and Slice:

Allow the socca to cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer it to a cutting board and slice it into wedges.


Serve the curried socca warm. It can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a side salad, chutney, or your favorite dip.

This curried socca is a versatile and flavorful dish that works well as an appetizer, snack, or as a side to a main meal. Feel free to experiment with the spice blend and toppings to suit your taste preferences.

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