Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an extremely versatile ingredient with mild taste but lots of protein. Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient use them whole, or crushed to make falafel or veggie burgers or mashed to a creamy consistency for hummus or a side dish. Chickpeas can be cooked and eaten cold in salads, cooked in stews, ground into flour, ground and shaped in balls and fried as falafel, made into a batter and baked to make farinata or cecina, or fried to make panelle. It can also be ground into flour, known as gram flour or besan in South Asia and used frequently in South Asian cuisine.
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Store in a cool and dry place