Chickpeas wrap is a speciality of Gazantep cuisine. Gaziantep is one of the most important gastronomic centers of Turkey. In order to understand it well just know that the hometown of Turkish baklava is Gaziantep. It’s famous for its baklava and delicious meat dishes. In Gaziantep they use meat or broth in almost every dish.
One day I saw a photo on social media. Someone went to Gaziantep and ate a chickpea wrap and wrote that he/she chose to eat chickpeas wrap as they are vegan and it is the best alternative dish for vegans in Gaziantep cuisine. I didn’t say anything not o upset them, but chickpeas in chickpeas wrap is cooked in bone broth. In Antep cuisine, there are a few dishes that doesn’t contain meat. Even if there is no meat, they contain broth. Chickpea wrap is one of them.
Chickpea wrap is one of the first flavors that come to mind when Gaziantep cuisine is mentioned. It is very easy to make. Undoubtedly, it is very tasty with bone broth, but if you do not eat meat, of course you can prepare it without bones. Chickpeas alone are also a very tasty.
You can diversify the ingredients you use while wrapping according to your taste or the season. For example, you can add tomatoes or scallions in the summer.
- 2 cups dry chickpeas,
- 500 g of sheep or veal bone
- 1 red pepper,
- 1 tablespoon of butter,
- 2 teaspoons of paprika,
- 1 teaspoon of hot chili pepper,
- 1/2 lemon juice,
- 2 handfuls of finely chopped parsley,
- 6 wheat tortillas,
- Chopped onion, chopped parsley and sumac for serving.
- Soak chickpeas overnight,
- The next day, take the chickpeas and the bones in the pressure cooker, add enough water to cover them and boil until both are soft,
- Heat the butter in a large pan,
- Add the finely chopped red pepper and mix,
- Add paprika and chili pepper and mix,
- Add and mix the strained chickpeas (you can crush them a little if you wish),
- Add lemon juice, salt and parsley and mix,
- Divide the mixture into tortillas and serve them with the addition of chopped parsley, onion and sumac, either open or wrapped.
Enjoy your meal…