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Fainá is a flat bread made with chickpea flour from Argentina and Uruguay. It can be served as an appetizer with various toppings or together with pizza, which makes it to pizza a caballo. It is super easy to prepare and can basically be used as a side dish for almost everything. We tried it for the first time in Buenos Aires and were pretty sure that you would like it.


  • 100g chickpea flour
  • 300ml water
  • 50g parmesan
  • some olive oil
  • pepper & salt


mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it stand for around half an hour. If you like you can fry some veggies like onions, pumpkins, zucchinis or peppers to mix it with the dough but thats not obligatory.

Preheat the oven to 200°. Now add some oil to a tray and pour the dough, if its too viscous add more oil or water. Place the try in the oven and bake for ca. 10 minutes until it gets brown. The bread should be crispy and easy to remove from the tray. Slice it into squares and serve warm or cold.

Buen provecho!