Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana 1kg
Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana is a legume cultivated for their health benefits. They are known as Kabuli Chana because they are found to be from Kabul, Afghanistan. They are lighter in colour as compared to other grams. They also have lighter and softer skin or covering that is easy to be peeled on cooking. They are used for making different varieties of dishes. The main use of chickpeas in India is to make chole. Chole is a curry made with selected spices and chickpeas boiled together. They are made into darker colour by adding a bag of black tea while they are cooked. The darker colour looks yummier than the light coloured chickpeas. They are also used to be boiled and fried in oil with mustard and curry leaves and they are served as a snack with tea or coffee. They softness, when cooked, makes then a mouthwatering dish. They have a good amount of protein content in them. Therefore it is a good food for the people who are pure vegetarian. They are also used for making their flours for different purposes. Due to their health benefits, they are recommended to be had on a daily basis. It is said that they improve the brain functioning. They are soaked in water, then tied in a linen cloth for sprouting them. These sprouted chickpeas are good for brain, skin and eyes health. These chickpeas are selected individually for the best seeds without any damage or infection. These chickpeas are found in green pods. A single pod contains a single gram. They are also consumed when young and immature. The immature gram tastes sweeter.
- Chick Peas
- Kabuli Chana
- Bengal gram
- Garbanzo bean
- Egyptian pea.
Place of Origin
Types of Product
Uses of Product
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are used for dressing salads.
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are made into curry.
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are roasted and had as a snack
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are soaked in water for sprouting and eating them.
- They are made into flour for making different snacks and dishes.
- It is used for making pancakes.
- They are used for making hummus paste and chutney.
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana is used for making chaat.
- It is sprouted and some ingredients like tomato, onions and lemon juice are added to it to make is a delicious dish.
- It is used for adding in pani puri.
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are rich in protein.
- They have a good amount of iron and sodium. Therefore it is good for anaemia.
- They are a good source of folic acid and fibre.
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana acts as antioxidants.
- They reduce the risk of heart problems.
- It strengthens the immune system of the body.
- It is good for diabetic patients as it utilises glucose faster.
- Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are good for digestion, dysentery, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Chick Peas/Kabuli Chana are highly preferred for making a curry that is served for lunch or dinner. They are also served in breakfast and as a snack for tea time.
Serving 1 (164g)
Total Fat 4g
• Saturated 0g
• Trans 0g
• Polyunsaturated 0g
• Monounsaturated 0g
Total carbs 45g
• Dietary Fiber 12g
• Sugars 8g
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Definition: Chickpeas, or Kabuli Chana, as they are known as in India, are legumes. However, these are not any legumes because these are tasty and exceptionally healthy. These have high levels of protein and are one of the instances of earliest cultivated items by humans.
Different names: These go by the names of Bengal gram, gram, garbanzo bean, garbanzo and the Egyptian pea. The word Chickpea is derived from the French word ‘cicer’, which is the Latin equivalent to chickpea. It was called Ciche or Chich in French and garbanzo in Old Spanish.
Place of Origin: According to archaeological studies, it has been found that legumes were first grown in the Middle East. In fact, 7500-year-old remains of legumes have been found in this area. While it is hard to say that chickpeas have been grown here, specifically, there is a good chance for that possibility. There was found traces of domesticated chickpeas at a digging site at Jericho, Turkey which dates from the late Neolithic period of human history.
The first mention of chickpeas anywhere in the world was in the Capitulare de villis written by the famous French king Charlamange. He mentioned it as ‘cicer italicum’. According t Albertus Magnus, there were three kinds of chickpeas: red, black and white. In those ancient days, people considered chickpeas to be from Venus due to its high nutritional content. At a more modern time in 1793, a German writer mentioned ground-roasted chickpeas as a substitute for coffee. Even today, it is enjoyed instead of coffee in some parts of Germany.
Type of products: There are many types of chickpeas in the world. The most common of these is the Bengal Gram. It is named so because it is grown widely in Bangladesh and West Bengal of India. This variety is also known to be one of the oldest strains of this plant as it resembles the ones found in the archaeological digs found in Turkey. The oldest strain was called Cicer reticulatum. Desi Chana is characterized by dark but small seeds and rough coat. Desi Chana is found in various parts of India, especially in the state of West Bengal, apart from countries like Bangladesh, Mexico, Iran, and Ethiopia. Desi means ‘of the country’ and Chana means ‘chickpeas’.
Garbanzo beans are a popular strain of chickpeas as well. It can be recognized by their light color, a smoother texture, and a larger size. It is found in Southern Europe along the Mediterranean region along with India, South America, and North Africa. Yet another kind of chickpea is grown in south Italy named Apulia which is about the size of Garbanzo beans and is even darker and larger than Desi chickpeas.
The largest grower of Green chickpeas is Maharashtra, India. In the local vernacular, it is called harbara and is known to be tender.
When it is highly preferred: It is used to make a wide variety of dishes.