Chickpeas otherwise known as garbanzo beans or bengal gram
Chickpeas are a small legume popular in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cookery. They must be soaked before cooking. Chickpea, besan or gram flour, made from dried ground chickpeas, is widely used in Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine.
Buy some chick peas and make your own hummous, a perfect dip, easy to make and good for the whole family.
Chickpeas also make the basis for some stunning curries.
They also easily sprout so make a good fun thing to doif you have kids.
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