Chickpea "Steak"

Author: Recipes_kw
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings


  • Stove
  • Food Processor


  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp Earth Balance butter melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3/4 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme dried
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce low sodium, NO SODIUM BENZOATE


  • In a large pan heated to medium-high heat add 1/2 tbsp butter; and saute the onion and garlic until soft. Add in fennel and cumin seeds and cook till spices are toasted.
  • In a food processor, add the chickpeas, onion-garlic mix, tomato paste, thyme, paprika, salt, soy sauce, and sparkling water. Pulse until sauce like, then add vital wheat gluten and pulse again until mixture forms a ball.
  • Add a steamer basket to a large pot and fill with a couple of inches of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Divide the mix into equal parts and roll them out till about 1/2 inch thick. . Add the "steaks" to the steamer basket and let them steam for about 22 minutes, flipping them half way though.
  • Heat a grill pan to high heat that has been brushed with the remaining butter. Grill the "steaks" for 1 to 2 minutes on each side to get some beautiful grill marks. Enjoy!


Serves well with Roasted potatoes, or steamed vegetables. 

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