There are two types of chick pea: Yellow and Brown. (Chana Dal is Brown Chickpeas split in half).
Yellow chickpeas are the ones most commonly seen in Britain and Europe. As well as being commonly used in cooking, you can also use them to make houmous.
A generous bag of organically produced chickpeas.
Organic Chickpea Flour in a large family-sized bag. This flour is also known as Gram or Besan.
Basic, cooked chickpeas...
Whizz up some last minute houmous!
Cooked Organic Chick Peas in Water...
Convenient for making Falafel.
Savoury flour, also known as Gram flour or Besan Flour...
Brown Chick Peas are rougher and have a higher fibre content than yellow chick peas. Known as desi
or kala chana
in India, brown chickpeas are the ones used to make chana dal
. Just to confuse things, the brown chick pea is yellow inside, which means that chana dal is yellow, even though it is made from brown chick peas.
Chana Dal is made by splitting brown chick peas in half. Chana Dal can be used in a similar way to lentils
, and has only a slightly longer cooking time.
A combination of chickpeas and lentils in a mildly aromatic sauce.
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Small, brown but still yellow in the centre. These have a nuttier flavour than regular chickpeas and are high in fibre, protein, phosphorus, calcium & iron. (Perfectly suitable for making hummus).