Definition of gram flour in US English:

gram flour

noun

  • A type of flour made by grinding dried chickpeas, widely used in Indian cooking.

    ‘mix the gram flour and oil in a small saucepan’
    • ‘From using coconut fibers as body scrubbers to turmeric and gram flour as cleansers with antiseptic properties, there is a long list of indigenous remedies for matters related to hygiene.’
    • ‘Make sure that you add just enough gram flour so that the vegetables stick together.’
    • ‘Chickpea flour, commonly sold as gram flour in Indian shops, can also be bought from the shop.’
    • ‘Make a batter of the gram flour as usual, adding salt to taste.’
    • ‘For people having acne or very oily skin, a traditional face mask made of gram flour is very useful.’
    • ‘Place in a food processor with the garlic cloves and blitz to a purée, then mix with the cool gram flour paste together with the pepper and garam masala.’
    • ‘An Asian food store should stock gram flour, otherwise use a powerful spice grinder and blitz some dried chickpeas until very fine.’
    • ‘Heat the wheat and gram flour and keep aside.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from gram.