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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).

Relevant Recipes for Chickpeas

Recipe Names

  1. Baked Chickpeas
  2. Chickpeas In Eggplant Tahini Sauce
  3. Chickpeas Warren
  4. Chickpeas Warren
  5. Chickpeas With Chiles, Garlic And Potatoes
  6. Chickpeas With Garlic, Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  7. Chickpeas With Pasta And Zucchini
  8. Chole Or Chane (Chickpeas Curry)
  9. Curried Chickpeas
  10. Curried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
  11. Curried Chickpeas (Kabli Chana)
  12. Curried Chickpeas And Sweet Potatoes
  13. Curried Chickpeas, Cauliflower And Spinach
  14. Curried Sweet Potatoes With Spinach And Chickpeas
  15. Easy Potato Curry W/ Coconut Milk & Chickpeas
  16. Eggplant Kottu (Eggplant And Chickpeas Or Moong Beans)
  17. Eggplant Kottu (Eggplant And Chickpeas)
  18. Eggplant Steak With Chickpeas, Peppers, Feta, Black Olives
  19. Eggplant With Quinoa And Chickpeas
  20. Festive Spiced Chickpeas
  21. Grilled Ratatouille With Chickpeas
  22. Kala Chana Aur Aloo (Black Chickpeas With Potatoes)
  23. Oranges Filled With Raisins, Chickpeas And Re
  24. Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe And Fried Chickpeas
  25. Pasta And Chickpeas - {Minestra Di Pasta E Ceci}
  26. Pasta Shells And Sauce With Chickpeas
  27. Pasta With Chickpeas And Spinach
  28. Sofrito Of Chickpeas With Skillet-Braised Chicken Thighs
  29. Spiced Chickpeas In Sauce - Chana Masala
  30. Spicy Chickpeas
  31. Spicy Chickpeas With Ginger
  32. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
  33. Squid And Chickpeas In Tomato Broth
  34. Steamed Chickpeas
  35. Very Spicy Delicious Chickpeas
  36. Whole Wheat Pasta With Chickpeas - {Langanelli Con I Ceci}

Recipe Ingredients

  1. Aloo Chana Chaat - 1
  2. Aromatic Vegetables
  3. Artichoke Hummus Wraps
  4. Baked Chickpeas
  5. Basmati Rice Salad
  6. Bell Pepper-And-Potato Tagine Over Couscous (6.5 PTS)
  7. Bhel Poori
  8. Biri
  9. Broccoli And Borlotti Salad
  10. Bruschetta Variations
  11. Cardamom-Stewed Chickpea And Tomato Ragout
  12. Carrot-sweet-potato Curry
  13. Casablanca Couscous
  14. Chana Masala
  15. Chick-Pea And Vegetable Stew With Couscous
  16. Chicken And Chickpea Soup
  17. Chickpea "Hot Dogs"
  18. Chickpea And Green Bean Salad
  19. Chickpea and Herb Salad
  20. Chickpea And Octopus Salad
  21. Chickpea And Pasta Soup
  22. Chickpea Burgers
  23. Chickpea Casserole
  24. Chickpea Cassoulet With Tomatoes & Chard
  25. Chickpea Curry - 1
  26. Chickpea Curry - 2
  27. Chickpea Curry - 3
  28. Chickpea Ragout With Vegetables (india)
  29. Chickpea Sandwich Spread
  30. Chickpea Soup - {Minestra Se Ceci}
  31. Chickpea Soup - {Zuppa Di Ceci}
  32. Chickpea Soup With Sausage
  33. Chickpea Stew
  34. Chickpea Vindaloo
  35. Chickpea, Bulgur And Tomato Pilaf
  36. Chickpea, Feta And Tomato Salad
  37. Chickpea, Garlic, And Mint Topping
  38. Chickpeas In Eggplant Tahini Sauce
  39. Chickpeas Warren
  40. Chickpeas Warren
  41. Chickpeas With Chiles, Garlic And Potatoes
  42. Chickpeas With Garlic, Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  43. Chickpeas With Pasta And Zucchini
  44. Chole Or Chane (Chickpeas Curry)
  45. Chopped Salad With Mustard And Basil Vinaigrette
  46. Cold Pasta Salad Vinaigrette
  47. Consumer Reports Vegetarian Burger
  48. Couscous With Currants
  49. Craig Lefebvre's Pawtucket Chili
  50. Curried Cauliflower With Chick Peas And Tomatoes
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