Chana Dal

Also known as Chickpea or Bengal Gram. They have two varieties: Kala Chana or black chickpea and Kabuli Chana. Kala Chana has dark brown skin, and it is yellow inside. Kabuli Chana is bigger and white coloured beans. They are commonly eaten as whole beans and they have a slightly nutty flavour. Besan or chickpea …

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Also known as Red Kidney Beans. They are eaten as whole beans and need to soak overnight. They are very popular in northern India and used to prepare Rajma which is served with rice or chapati.