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Vegan Chickpea Nuggets

These chickpea nuggets are super delicious and so easy to make. All you need are a few ingredients and 25 minutes of time.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpea nuggets, nuggets
Servings: 4
Author: Carlo Cao


Nuggets dough

  • 150 g chickpea flour ((5⅓ oz))
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 40 g all-purpose flour or chickpea flour if you want to make gluten-free nuggets ((1½ oz))
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 120 ml water ((4¼ oz))


  • 50 g white flour ((1¾ oz))
  • 90 ml soy milk or water ((3¼ oz))
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Breadcrumb mixture

  • 100 g breadcrumbs or chickpea flour if you want to make gluten-free nuggets ((3½ oz))
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Deep frying

  • 500 ml vegetable oil ((15½ fl oz))


Nuggets dough

  • Put all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  • Add water, mix with a fork until a dough begins to form.
  • Knead dough briefly, then set aside.
  • Dust a clean working surface with flour.
  • Roll out dough to a 1 cm (⅖'') thick rectangle.
  • Cut rectangle into 4 cm (1½'') wide strips.
  • Cut strips into 4 cm (1½'') squares.
  • Round corners of nuggets to give them a shape similar to regular nuggets.


  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth.

Breadcrumb mixture

  • In another bowl, add breadcrumbs and sesame seeds and mix.
  • Dip nuggets first in the batter (letting excess batter drip off), then flip in the breadcrumb mixture and finally place on a plate.


  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add nuggets and fry until golden brown.
  • Drain nuggets briefly on a sheet of kitchen paper, then serve immediately.