Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans

Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans

Scientific Name :

Cicer Arietianum

Medicinal Value :

Reduces cholesterol, clears constipation, high protein content helps rebuild muscle tissue, helps regulate sleep

Nutrient Value :

This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.

Culinery and Other Values :

Can be used in salads, soups or stews, or as a quick snack. In India, chickpea is used to prepare different varieties of dishes. The chickpea is the main ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes, like falafel, where ground chickpea is shaped into balls, and in hummus where is is cooked, ground and made into a dip.

Glossary :

  • English : Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans
  • Tamil : Vellai Kothukadalai / Konda Kadalae / Kabul Kadalai
  • Malayalam : Vella Kadala
  • Telugu : Mudip Chenagulu
  • Kannada : Konde Kadalae / Kadale Kaalu
  • Hindi : Kabuli Chane
  • Bengali : Motor Kalai
  • Gujarati : Kabuli Chana
  • Konkani : Dhevo Chono
  • Marathi : Kabuli Chane
  • Oriya : Buta (Kabuli / Big)