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 flour is made from Kala chana. The most popular Chana masala is made with Kabuli Chana.