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Fast, easy and healthy Chickpea recipe, Buticha is a flavorful Ethiopian dish made with chickpea flour, olive oil, water, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and hot pepper flakes or serrano pepper. The preparation process is quite simple…….


Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Ethiopian
Servings 4


  • 1 Cup Chickpea flour
  • 1.25 Cup Water
  • 1 Onion
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • Mix chickpea flour and 1 cup water
  • Cook the mixture on low temperature setting for 10-15 minutes, stirring Consistently and add few drops of water to the bottom so it wont burn
  • Set aside and let it cool
  • In a small pan Saute onion with olive oil for 3-5 minutes
  • Add diced tomato and garlic, saute for another 3-5
  • Add the cooked chickpea, then cook for about 5 minutes.
    (Crush the cooked chickpea into pieces using fork, knife or your hands)
  • Add desired amount of salt and pepper
  • Serve warm, you may garnish with Serrano pepper, bell pepper, parsley or chili flakes


  • Stirring might be a bit tiring, specially if you are making bigger serving but make sure to stir consistently for an even cooking
  • The cooked chickpea can be stored  2-3 months in the freezer in air tight container for later use.
  • The cooler it gets the chunkier, can be easily crushed into smaller pieces 
Keyword chickpeas, ethiopianfood, healthy, veganrecipe

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