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The chickpea is an edible legume of the family Fabaceae.

There are two main kinds of chickpea:

  • Desi, which has small, darker seeds and a rough coat, cultivated mostly in the Indian subcontinent, Ethiopia, Mexico and Iran.
  • Kabuli, which has lighter coloured, larger seeds and a smoother coat, mainly grown in Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Afghanistan and Chile, also introduced during the 18th century to the Indian subcontinent)"

Chickpeas are high in protein, and one of the earliest cultivated vegetables. 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.

Mature chickpeas can be cooked and eaten cold in salads, cooked in stews, ground into a flour called gram flour (also known as besan and used primarily in Indian cuisine), ground and shaped in balls and fried as falafel, fermented to make an alcoholic drink similar to sake, stirred into a batter and baked to make farinata, cooked and ground into a paste called hummus or roasted, spiced and eaten as a snack.

Dried chick peas need a long cooking time (1-2 hours) but will not easily fall apart when cooked longer. If soaked for 12-24 hours before use, cooking time can be considerably shortened (30 mins).

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  2. Curried Chickpea Burritos
  3. Curried Chickpea Spread
  4. Curried Chickpeas
  5. Curried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
  6. Curried Chickpeas (Kabli Chana)
  7. Curried Chickpeas And Sweet Potatoes
  8. Curried Chickpeas, Cauliflower And Spinach
  9. Curried Couscous-And-Bean Salad (5 PTS)
  10. Curried Sweet Potatoes With Spinach And Chickpeas
  11. Dahi Sev Batata Puri
  12. Dhingri Chholey
  13. Eggplant Kottu
  14. Eggplant Kottu (Eggplant And Chickpeas Or Moong Beans)
  15. Eggplant Kottu (Eggplant And Chickpeas)
  16. Eggplant Steak With Chickpeas, Peppers, Feta, Black Olives
  17. Eggplant With Quinoa And Chickpeas
  18. Eggplants With Raisin-Couscous Stuffing
  19. Falafel
  20. Falafel With Tahini Sauce
  21. Falafel, Vegetarian Style
  22. Festive Spiced Chickpeas
  23. Fragrant Pilaf
  24. Fragrant Vegetable Couscous
  25. Fragrant Vegetable Stew (Jhalfaraazi)
  26. Garbanzo Bean And Tahini Burgers
  27. Garbanzo Bean Salad
  28. Garbanzo Bean Salad With Tomatoes And Chipotle Chilies
  29. Garbanzo Bean, Tuna And Onion Salad, Creamy Lemon Dressing
  30. Garbanzo Beans And Spinach Casserole
  31. Garbanzo Stew
  32. Garbanzo, Pineapple, Panela (Or Piloncillo), Canela Topping
  33. Gol Gappa Or Pani Poori
  34. Great One Pot Vegetables
  35. Greek Dill Pea Dip
  36. Green Bean, Chickpea And Tomato Salad
  37. Grilled Chicken And Chickpea Salad
  38. Grilled Chicken And Chickpea Salad
  39. Grilled Ratatouille With Chickpeas
  40. Harvest Vegetable Curry
  41. Honeyed Nahit
  42. Hot Spicy Chicken Tortillas
  43. Hummus
  44. Hummus
  45. Hummus
  46. Hummus
  47. Hummus B'Tahini Soup - {Mideast Chickpea Soup}
  48. Hummus Bi Tahina - (Chickpea Spread With Pita Bread)
  49. Hummus With Roasted Red pepper
  50. Hummus With Toasted Pine Nuts, Cumin Seeds, Parsley Oil